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Resident curmdgeon Barb Dwyer ain't chicken...

As a vegetarian of many, many years (no. I'm not going to give my age away) I was gratified to read your dismissal of the notion that vegetarian means "one who eats health-giving food" (Issues 110 and 111).  It is obvious to the meanest intelligence that this word means "one who eats vegetables".

Why is it, then, that even those restaurants who are thoughtful enough to have a "vegetarian" section on their menus usually include a "chicken salad".  When I point out (and I never fail to do so) that a chicken is not a vegetable I am usually told "But it's very healthy".  If there is any logic in this response I'm afraid that it eludes my comprehension.

It is as if I objected that a ham sandwich was not kosher and was told "But it has mustard on it".

We must admit that Barb has a point.  Even that veteran caterer Blondie Bumstead (she's even older than Barb) gets it wrong...

Is there something you read or hear that sends you up the wall?

Do tell us. 

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