They are well-established elements of the American language, but animal rights group PETA suggests that common expressions such as "bring the bacon" and "kill two birds with one stone" contain a damaging message. Idioms like these, so the group, are verbal remnants of "speciesism" and should be replaced by more favorable variations of the theme.
"Words matter" (19459005) PETA tweeted Tuesday. "As our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves with it, so you can remove the speciesism from your daily conversations."
The animal rights organization then added a color-coded card on which they see offensive expressions the left in red and what they consider to be acceptable substitutions on the right in green.
Instead of "killing two birds with one stone," how about "feeding two birds with a scone"? Instead of "bringing the bacon home," try "bring the bagels home."
In the table, PETA also recommends replacing "the bull by the horns" with the more harmless ones , Take the flower by the thorns. "Instead of the phrase" hitting a dead horse ", it offers the somewhat weird alternative" feed a fed horse. "And last but not least, the animal rights group proposes to replace" the guinea pig "with a sentence that is an inanimate symbol of scientific Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 118 & lang = DE Experimentation includes: "Be the test tube."
In a sequel to the group Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 118 & lang = en homophobic language and wrote, "Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic or Ableistan language, phrases that banal animal cruelty disappear as more and more people appreciate animals and start" bringing the bagels home " instead of bacon.
As was to be expected, the backlash of skeptical Twitter users with many hordes of people res in their own tweets was thinking about PETA's campaign against some of the most common I would open a parody PETA account, but you would never be able to tell the difference.
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