Issue 124, page
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
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
We must admit that Barb has a point.
Even that veteran caterer Blondie Bumstead (she's even older than Barb)
gets it wrong...
there something you read or hear that sends you up the wall?
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