If you thought the PC culture couldn’t get any worse, you were wrong. PETA just laid down the hammer this week. Everyone’s favorite radical animal rights organization wants to an the use of “anti-animal” phrases.
That means you’ll have to hold your horses on shooting two birds with one stone. Or you’ll be shamed until bringing home the bacon gets a lot harder.
OK, but seriously. Why limit it there? If we’re going to drastically change our culture to avoid using animal-related vernacular, then we should do a review of all popular sayings. The goal is to avoid being offensive at all costs!
So I’ve identified some other offensive language we need to quit. Immediately.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. What’s so wrong about being a weak link?
The blind leading the blind. I think you can see why this is so bad.
A diamond in the rough. Rough cut diamonds are so, so woke.
The fat of the land. Who are you calling fat?
The short end of the stick. I’m sure the short end is actually very lovely.
The more the merrier. Not for introverts.
A fate worse than death. Why all the death-hate?
Until the fat lady sings. Skinny ladies can bring down the house, too.
A fool and his money are soon parted. Fools have a right to live without judgment.
The real McCoy. As opposed to the fake …?
A friend in need is a friend indeed. We all have needs, that doesn’t diminish our friendships.
The straw that broke the camel’s back. Damn straw.
A house divided. …is just a house with lots of differing opinions. No big.
There’s a sucker born every minute. Suckers deserve respect, too.
Up in arms. Why can’t we be up in legs?
Fruit of your loins. Vegetables are the more sophisticated cousin.
Hard cases make bad law. So easy cases make good law?
An axe to grind. I’d think having a sharp axe instead of a dull one would be a safer thing.
Heard it through the grapevine. Grapes are gossips.
Okay, I’ll stop. Because this is absurd. And so is PETA.
Perhaps PETA manages to fundraise from these type of publicity stunts? And it gets people talking, especially when comparing anti-animal phrases to racism.
I don’t know a single person who purposefully harms animals. Unless it’s a dead horse. Then we all want to beat it.
Amanda Zaluckyj blogs under the name The Farmer’s Daughter USA. Her goal is to promote farmers and tackle the misinformation swirling around the U.S. food industry.