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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:27 PM
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Russert and the Imuses talking about "Vegans"
Edited on Tue May-25-04 07:32 PM by Must_B_Free
I am shocked - all this time, I and everyone I know has called the anti ovo-lacto vegeratians Vegans Pronounced "Vee Gans" (or Vay Gans).

Well the Imuses have the chef from the Grateful Dead and the Stones (you know - "those people" as Imus calls them) and the Imuses are almost "Vegans" pronounced (Vej-Ans).

How embarassing that it takes someone like Imus to "hip" me to the true pronunciation.
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:29 PM
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1. um
I've always heard and said Vee Gans too.

Perhaps this is just another CarRIBbean/Care-a-BEE-an thing?
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:39 PM
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2. Could be.
Edited on Tue May-25-04 07:53 PM by DarkPhenyx
All I know is it's an ancient Indian word similar to Vegetarian.

Vegetarian = Bad Hunter.

Vegan = Can't Fish Either.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:44 PM
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6. Funny!
Dear Vegans/Vegetarians/etc. No slam intended, but I just literally laughed my ass off. There's a reward if you find it and return it to me. $3.50!

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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:47 PM
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7. I have a part time GF who is a Vegetarian.
Told her that joke one day and she started slapping the crap out of my shoulder...while laughing so hard I have no clue how she was actually connecting.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:50 PM
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8. I'm stealing that joke.
If anyone asks me where I heard it, I'll say "Some asshole on the net".

:D

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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:53 PM
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9. And, as I have self ID'd as...
...an asshole you would be correct in saying so. :)
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:55 PM
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10. Hunter/fisherman dies from heart attack.
Payback is a bitch.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:04 PM
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11. Food has heart attacks too.
Dies just as early in most cases too.
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happynewyear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:39 PM
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3. as if Jerry Garcia was a vegan
Not! lol!
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Sticky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:41 PM
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4. It's Vee-gans in this part of the world too.
I saw the interview and was surprised to hear it pronounced Vej-ans.

Learn something new every day.....I guess. :-)

Sounds like they do wonderful work on the ranch.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:43 PM
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5. well
out here in the land of vegans, I've only ever heard it pronounced "vee-guns" or "vay-guns".

Now the real question - do Vegans swallow? :P
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:11 PM
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12. The correct pronunciation is with a soft "g" (nt)
nt
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