'Feed a fed horse': PETA suggests butchering idioms to avoid 'anti-animal' language
The animal rights group posted what it must have thought was a helpful graphic suggesting animal lovers stop using oppressive phrases like “kill two birds with one stone” and replace them with kinder, gentler alternatives like “feed two birds with one scone.”
Not only do the PC editions of the time-tested idioms make little sense – Twitter was quick to point out how where there's a will, there's a way to find someone who will be offended by even the "correct" version.
Piggybacking on political correctness in an era where “social justice warriors” are widely mocked for taking their crusade into the realm of the ridiculous was probably not the best marketing decision – even PETA supporters cringed.
PETA’s supposed mission – the ethical treatment of animals – has still got a long way to go. Between animal testing, growing global meat consumption and the fur trade, one would think the group has its hands full enough not to play language police, especially since “removing speciesism from your daily conversations” seems to be even tougher for people to stomach than removing meat from their diets.
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