Ask the vegan: What Do You Call…?

These are some of the questions that I get asked, so I will answer in one block

What do you call…

a vegetarian who eats cheese?
a vegetarian


someone who eats bacon and chicken wings? a chickenwing-atarian?

no, an omnivore


what do you call a vegan who eats fish?
what do you call a vegetarian that eats fish?

an omnivore, some people who eat fish but no other animals might give themselves a fancy label such as aquatarian or pescotarian, but they are not vegan, they are not even vegetarian


what do you call a vegan who eats eggs?

a vegetarian, if they eat no other animal products, they might consider themselves an ovo-vegetarian


what do you call someone who is vegan but eats cheese?

you don’t call them a vegan, they are a vegetarian


what do you call a vegetarian who eats cheese?

a vegetarian


can vegans eat chicken?

they can, but they wouldn’t be vegan, they would be an omnivore


what do you call a vegetarian that eats chicken?

an omnivore


does alicia silverstone ever cheat on her vegan diet?

you can’t cheat on a vegan diet, you are either a vegan or you are not, once you start eating a little cheese now and then, you are no longer vegan… and yes, she does, or has done previously: what do you call a cheese-eating vegan?… a celebrity (the Alicia Silverstone saga)


what do you call a person that doesn’t eat animals but eats cheese?

if they are vegetarian, and eat no other animal products, such as honey or eggs, might consider themselves lacto-vegetarian


what do you call a person that does not eat?

a breathatarian, starving, hunger-striker, famine… depends on the context, this is not related to veganism


what do you call a vegan that eats chicken and fish?

anything but vegan, not even vegetarian, they are omnivore

For more on this choosing the label that you want to wear, see: Vegans, Vegetarians and Lacto-Ovo-Meli-Pesco-Pollo-Porcine-Ovis-Bovine-atarians

or the definition with explanation of vegan


if you would like to know the code for installing the vegan background, ask me, leave a comment, tweet me, or if you would like a custom background, let me know

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