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The Trades Description Act

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The Trades Description Act

Helped by vegan saugage rolls, Greggs sales top £1bn in sales according to a news report today. Personally, I think they should be prosecuted under the trades description act. Wink 

"A sausage is a cylindrical meat product usually made from ground meat, often pork, beef, or veal, along with salt, spices and other flavourings, and breadcrumbs, encased by a skin"

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@Minivanman There are other definitions of course! Evil

Anyways, the Wiki definition and others seem to be by custom, not law, so tasteless as it may be a vegan sausage doesn't offend, whilst some mentioned in the link would not be to my taste.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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@Luzern 

So as in 1984, the word "sausage" for a meat product has now become 'oldspeak'.

It's taken nearly forty years, but I just knew we'd be obliged to get there in the end. Sad 

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@Minivanman 

What I find strangely amusing is why there are so many veggie/vegan products made to resemble proper meat produce; e.g. sausages, burgers, cutlets and in a slightly different vein, turkey 'bacon' for those non-veggies possibly trying to avoid red meat.

There's appears to be some need to satisfy their hidden carnivore instincts.  Smiley

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Indeed, and they also need to stop nicking our names, get their own, and stop shaping stuff to look like ours.

Lock 'em up I say!

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Americans clearly thought the 'ham' in hamburger referred to it containing pork so changed the name to beefburger.  I've never been to Beefburg, don't even know where it is, but I'm sure it isn't as nice as Hamburg.  And now we have veggieburgers, and I can't find Veggieburg on the map either; these search engines are useless!

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Wasn't Hamburger first mentioned by a fat Mr Wimpy in early Popeye cartoons? Smiley

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I thought Popeye was all spinach and Olive Oil? Grin

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Roll_eyes

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@Minivanman wrote:

Mr Wimpy in early Popeye cartoons


I used to enjoy watching Popeye and Betty Boop. They don't get shown anymore.

I suppose they have been "stored" along with programs like It Ain't Half Hot Mum.

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Restrospective political correctness?

Don't you just love it. Sad