Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

CAN chang­ing lan­guage help re­duce our reliance on fatty meat prod­ucts? Well, an­i­mal rights char­ity PETA cer­tainly be­lieves it can, in fact the or­gan­i­sa­tion has been push­ing for “harm-free” al­ter­na­tives to spe­cific an­i­mal­re­lated phrases for some time.

The ra­tio­nale is to move away from nor­mal­is­ing phrases that in­fer harm to an­i­mals and there­fore re­duce an­i­mal abuse and meat con­sump­tion.

Sug­gested sub­sti­tutes for com­mon phrases in­clude: “Bring home the bagels” in­stead of “Bring home the ba­con”, “Feed­ing two birds with one scone” in lieu of “Killing two birds with one stone”, and “Tak­ing the flower by the thorns” as op­posed to “Tak­ing the bull by the horns”.

Only time will tell if this is an ef­fec­tive method for curb­ing our car­niv­o­rous de­sires or whether chang­ing lan­guage to al­ter an out­come is sim­ply flog­ging a dead horse, er­rgh sorry, we mean stroking a fed horse, right? WHEN some­body tells you that an ex­pe­ri­ence was a real kick in the pants, they gen­er­ally weren’t too thrilled about it.

But for jockey Ryan O’Con­nor, be­ing thumped in the groin by an an­gry horse lit­er­ally saved his life.

Upon tend­ing his in­jury in hospi­tal, doc­tors dis­cov­ered he had a can­cer­ous tu­mour that if un­treated would have spread.

Thanks to the kick, O’Con­nor was given the all-clear in Jan.

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