Leeds reacts: Academic claims ‘bring home the bacon’ could be axed to avoid vegan upset

By Harry McMullen

An academic has predicted that using terms such as ‘taking the bull by the horns’ and ‘killing two birds with one stone’ could go out of fashion as they may be offensive for vegans.

Dr Shareena Hamzah, a researcher from Swansea University, predicts terms like ‘opening up a can of worms’ will be replaced with the alternatives like ‘opening up Pandora’s box’ to avoid causing such offence.

Dr Hamzah believes that it is influence from animal rights charities such as PETA that will lead to animal friendly alternatives replacing the currently terminology across the English language.

The lovely people at Leeds Outdoor Market have reacted to Dr Hamzah’s linguistic predictions.

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