“It’s a politically correct world we are living in!” Would you agree? We’ve heard that comment more than a few times in the last years. A more recent topic with political correctness tones involves animals.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is again gaining attention with one of its campaigns, this time calling for people to stop using “anti-animal language.” PETA has tweeted out a list of phrases, like, “Kill two birds with one stone,” along with suggested phrases to use instead to, quote, “remove speciesism from your daily conversations.” In this case, they suggest using: “Feed two birds with one scone.” The tweet, unsurprisingly, was mocked online. The others were:
- Instead of “Be the guinea pig,” use “Be the test tube.”
- Instead of “Beat a dead horse,” use “Feed a fed horse.”
- Instead of “Bring home the bacon,” use “Bring home the bagels.”
- Instead of “Take the bull by the horns,” use “Take the flower by the thorns.