Thursday, September 15, 2011

V is for Vegetarianism


Vegetarianism is harmless enough, although it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.

Sir Robert Hutchison

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34 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Jenny, I just heard this from a doctor (gastro) on a day-time talk show that vegans really do have a lot of "air" -- more so than us carnivores!! :-) xo

Nonna Beach said...

So true ! I have 2 Vegans and 1 vegetarian in our family...lots of wind and self righteousness !

Mary Elizabeth said...

I love that quote!
I've never really trusted a vegetarian, they're usually too thin! : )

Sue said...

This is great. I think things are a little more windy around me since I started the green smoothie thing.

;)

Jo said...

So true,fresh veggies can take the wind out of our sails,teehehe.
Love your V post,and I do love my veggies,but I have to say that I do love my meats also,fish,chicken,beef,pork and of course vinson...hubby is avid hunter not just for the sport but for the foodie.
~JO

upinthecosmos said...

LOL, I don't know about that cause I know some non-vegetarians that are pretty full of air and self righteous also! LOL

Morning said...

wholesome V word.

love it.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love that JDaniel loves veggies. He loves meat too.

ellen b. said...

Oh amen to that quote. I was afraid you might be going to the green on us. I love my vegetables, don't get me wrong, but I hate cooking for vegetarians!

beckyp said...

awesome quote Are you a vegetarian?

☆☆Mumsy said...

I love vegetables, but still need a little meat now and then..

Cathy Kennedy said...

I love my veggies, but I HAVE to have meat!!! This quote can used on liberal politicans, too. =D

Donnie said...

That is so true..lol...

Pat Tillett said...

As a reformed vegetarian I can vouch for the wind, but I was never holier-than-thou about it.

Judie said...

All that cabbage, beans, and brussels sprouts can do that to you!!

Amy said...

I am vegetarian, but this still made me laugh. Oh how so very true it is of some people!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lol at the wind!!!!

I have a lil' chalkboard sign in my kitchen and I put up little inspirations now and then. A few weeks ago, I wrote: Eat your veggies.
Linds changed veggies to: Vegetarians.
Now, that is cannibalism. right?
xo

Sandy said...

I have been a Vegetarian for as long as I could remember... only because I just don't like meat. My two older kids learned it from watching me eat and daughter #2 is raising her three young boys totally vegan... I just can't go that far though. I need my cheese, eggs and shrimp.
Love the quote you posted and am sending it to my daughter...
I did not have a V to post today but I did enjoy it!
Sandy

myorii said...

Oh, too funny! We have a few vegetarian friends in Tokyo and when I showed my husband this quote, his reply was "Sounds like the vegetarians we know!" :)

Dazee Dreamer said...

Wow, I'm truly grateful that my husband is not a vegetarian. Yes I am.

storybeader said...

I didn't realize eating veges gave you a lot of "air" (or gas, is it?)
Cute quote! {:-D

Ames said...

Well I can attest to the wind part when Mr.Ames eats cabbage. :( ~Ames

noexcuses said...

Love this quote! No Vs in this house! I do have a dear cousin who is, but she is humble. She wrote a cookbook of Vegetarian dishes that are meatless that is fun and filled with lots and lots of calories. I like my veggies regardless of "air."

Ms. A said...

I'm chuckling and can't think of one witty thing to say, not that I usually do.

Cheryl D. said...

Good one!

snort!

taylorsoutback said...

While we grow lots of veggies in our garden - the overflow is stored in the old frig downstairs. There is a large bumper sticker on the frig door - P.E.T.A. People Eating Tasty Animals. We must have our feet in both worlds :o)

Annesphamily said...

My daughter Hannah is a vegan! Very skinny! Maybe I am on the wrong diet! Ha Ha!
Great post Jenny!
Hugs Anne
P.S. I may be in Phoenix for a few days for a cross country meet in November! I would love to see you!

Pondside said...

What a great quote!...and true!

H said...

I'm a strict vegetarian and I'm mortally offended.

Only kidding :D

Songsnwords said...

I am a veggie by birth or caste should I say (80% Indians contrary to popular belief are meat/sea food eaters)...and yes too much of a good thing ... specially when u limit yourself to beans, sprouts and potatoes can make u bloat and gassy...as for the "thin veg "comment by one of the ladies...maybe I aught to send her some of my latest pics ;D and you know how modest I am, after all I come from the land of Gandhi (not that it make me non violent either) ;P

Gattina said...

My DIL is vegetarian, but she eats fish and eggs and so far I still can stay with her in one room, lol !

Eliza Wynn said...

Funny quote!

edenhills said...

As a vegetarian, I'm not sure if I take offense or agree with this. LOL

Teresa

Kiddothings said...

The wind part is so funny and true. Cute quote!