PETA has posted a list of cruelty-free phrases to replace "harmful" sayings like "bring home the bacon"
They include phrases like "feed a fed horse" and "take the flower by the thorns"
A researcher from Swansea University says that the rise of veganism could indeed change language and literature
PETA has launched its latest effort for animal rights. The organization wants to replace some classic phrases like “bring home the bacon” with more vegan-friendly sayings, like “bring home the bagels.” And according to a researcher from Swansea University in the United Kingdom, the old phrases could indeed be ditched as veganism grows more and more popular.
If you head to PETA’s website, you’ll find an illustrated list of suggested phrases to replace the old ones that they claim “normalize abuse.” Here are some of the cruelty-free sayings:
Instead of, “kill two birds with one stone,” you could try, “feed two birds with one scone.”
Rather than the “harmful” phrase, “beat a dead horse,” try saying, “feed a fed horse.”
Forget, “more than one way to skin a cat,” how about, “more than one way to peel a potato.”
Rather than saying, “Let the cat out of the bag,” why don’t you just stick with, “spill the beans.”
Instead of, “take the bull by the horns,” try, “take the flower by the thorns.”
You could replace, “be the guinea pig” with “be the test tube.”
Instead of telling someone to “hold your horses,” you could just say “hold the phone.”