Allegedly the following is a list of phrases which it has been suggested will be phased out as they have become politically incorrect and the suggested new versions, starting with bringing home the bacon which may offend vegans.
Out: Bring home the bacon
In: Bring home the bagels
Out: Let the cat out of the bag
In: Spill the beans
Out: All your eggs in one basket
In: All your berries in one bowl
Out: Open a can of worms
In: Open Pandora’s box
Out: Flog a dead horse
In: Feed a fed horse
Out: Hold your horses
In: Hold the phone
Out: Killing two birds with one stone
In: Feeding two birds with one scone
Out: Taking the bull by the horns
In: Taking the flower by the thorns
Out: More than one way to skin a cat
In: More than one way to peel a potato
Out: Be the guinea pig
In: Be the test tube
I have never heard such a load of nonsense, what I wonder would they do with the joke of the fellow who tried, flagellation, necrophilia and bestiality but had to give it up as he felt he was flogging a dead horse.
As usual with modern life I am frequently lost for words to describe suggestions like banning the expression "bringing home the bacon" but on this occasion I have come up with some that I think sums up the stupidity of this suggestion.
"WHAT A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS." Whether this expression will offend anyone, I have no idea but there's always someone ready to take offence, especially in this day and age.
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