Vegan prescriptivism

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 29 02:48:19 UTC 2001

At 1:26 PM +0100 6/29/01, Lynne Murphy wrote:
>Just ran across this site which promotes 'animal friendly' alternatives to
>common sayings.  Includes suggestion that you say "I have a bean to pick
>with you" rather than "I have a bone to pick with you."
>I was actually looking to find other expressions where dog/cat are
>contrasted (other than 'raining cats & dogs' and 'fight like cats & dogs').
>If you know of any, let me know, please.
Well, for those who were dragged by kids to see "Homeward Bound:  The
Incredible Journey", there's "CATS ROOL, DOGS DROOL".

So are we asked to turn the expressions above into, say, 'raining
peas and beans' and 'fight like sun and cloud'?


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