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Monday, March 17, 2008

VEE-guhn: a 2 syllable word

It is snowing outside. SNOWING. Ick. I didn't want to do anything fun today anyway. Yeah.

Tonight: French onion soup and raw brownies!

Since I don't have much to say I am going to pass on wordsmith's word of the day email.

Guest wordsmith Matt Ball (veganpa at writes:

Growing up, I was a big fan of Carl Sagan, and I dreamed of exploring the
universe, expanding the frontier of human knowledge and vision. I started
my college to become a rocket scientist, with the plan of working for NASA.

But fate intervened on the first day of college when I met my roommate,
a big, strong guy, who was not shy about explaining his vegetarianism or
what hidden realities my eating meat supported. After a false start, I went
vegetarian -- I simply found the cruelties of meat production too severe
to continue to rationalize away.

Shortly thereafter, I met Jack Norris and started learning more about animal
exploitation in this world. I decided I needed to do more than be a
vegetarian. With ten other activists, Jack and I held a three-day Fast for
Farm Animals in front of a Cincinnati slaughterhouse (three days being the
amount of time farmed animals often go without food before slaughter). After
the fast, Jack and I formed a group which eventually became Vegan Outreach,
dedicated to preventing the most suffering possible.

You can order a free copy of our Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating at:

(This week's guest wordsmith Matt Ball is co-founder and executive director
of the non-profit organization Vegan Outreach.)

vegan (VEE-guhn) noun

One who does not consume animal products.


Made with no animal ingredients.

[Coined in 1944 by Donald Watson (1910-2005) to describe a "non-dairy
vegetarian"; formed from the first three and last two letters of the
word vegetarian.]

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus:

"Kitsch, lively and glamorous, Canadian food writer Sarah Kramer bucks all
the vegan stereotypes."
Leonie Cooper; The Garden of Vegan; The Guardian (London, UK); Feb 6, 2008.

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Fiber said...

You'll have to let me know how you like the brownies!

whatweatelastnight said...

The brownies were AMAZING!