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Anti Animal Animosity

Animal kingdom political correction
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Cruelty to animals, wild, domesticated or pets, though widespread, is condemned by most. A useful step towards achieving more humane treatment would be to stop using animal names in a derogatory context.

For example, politically correct spellcheckers could suggest changes from offensively used animal names to plant names. The sentence:
"That pig-headed, bird-brained sonovabitch's catcalls and wolf whistles are so much doggone bull shit!"
would replaced by:
"That pine-headed, banana-brained sonovabuttercup's chestnutcalls and willow whistles are so much daisygone birch shit!"

FarmerJohn, May 04 2002

Animal Bring-in http://www.halfbake...a/Animal_20Bring-in
Love animals? Look at this [DesertFox, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Um, don't you mean "birch *sap*?"
beauxeault, May 04 2002
  

       I like the definition of political correctness I read recently: "the triumph of sensitivity over reason."   

       Somehow I want to say it was George Stephanopoulos who said that, but that can't be right.
beauxeault, May 04 2002
  

       "Banana-brain" is already in common use.   

       Plants have feelings too you know?
ferret, May 04 2002
  

       [ferret] its the ones that sulk for days that get my goat. whoops sorry.
po, May 04 2002
  

       Can I no longer have a goatee? What about my cowlick? May I still be ham-fisted? What will we use for the genitalia-related references? Are complementary terms still allowed (graceful as a gazell, quiet as a mouse, etc)?
phoenix, May 04 2002
  

       sick as a parrot? p, did you mean hamster-fisted?
po, May 04 2002
  

       I sure hope not.
phoenix, May 04 2002
  

       [phoenix]Ah yes, more positive terms!   

       I've heard said of vegetarians: they don't love animals, they hate plants.   

       Would horseradish become radishradish?
FarmerJohn, May 05 2002
  

       As a vegetarian, even I think this a bit extreme.
MistressDeath, Sep 02 2002
  

       Oh, all right, charges have been reduced to 2nd degree plantslaughter
thumbwax, Sep 26 2002
  

       In many ways i feel that calling a dog a human would be more insulting to the dog than calling a human a dog.
MrKangaroo, Oct 17 2003
  

       Interesting as I like cats, frogs, and obviously foxes and I don't like their names used in a derogatory way.   

       Croissant.   

       (However, I have never heard a phrase using frogs as a derogatory.)
DesertFox, May 05 2004
  


 

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