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Glutton for punishment, or just plain glutton?

18 Mar

I love meat: steak, bacon, chicken wings… I’m a proud omnivore.

So will someone please tell me why I insist on reading books that flip my stomach and plague me with guilt about environmental repercussions? Before I even crack the cover, I can anticipate 85% of the message. And my intention in reading these books isn’t ever to give up meat.

Yet here I am, reviewing Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, which I just recently finished reading. The horrors of factory farming aren’t news to me… I’ve read My Year of Meats, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and An Omnivore’s Dilemma (not to mention The Jungle) so I’m all too familiar with the cramped the living conditions, the engineered skeletal systems, the unnatural diets, the cruel methods of slaughter and the quantities of antibiotics and growth hormones these creatures are doused in.

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A list of words that make me go ape-shit

18 Mar

This is a living post. I’ll add to it as I hear more offensive language.

A few words that make me cringe when I hear them uttered:

  • Meme
  • Avatar
  • Frankly
  • Utilize

Words people commonly use/pronounce incorrectly:

  • Frustrated = fustrated (where did your R go?)
  • Supposedly = supposably (seriously? c’mon.)
  • Asked = axed (would you rather be cool or respected?)
  • Regardless = irregardless (thanks, Holly!)

Phrases people slaughter:

  • Could care less (really – then why are you bitching?)

Please feel free to offer suggestions. I’ll incorporate them if they offend my sensibilities.