The word vegetarian
Someone who does not eat meat (dead animals) -which includes chicken and fish (plus all other seafood).
Some people lie and claim to be vegetarians when they eat fish, but they are pescitarians.
Not to be confused with vegan
which is somebody that doesn't eat any animal products at all (meat or dairy).
is a personal choice. Most vegetarians, and vegan
s, respect everyone else's life choices. The ones who do not respect other people or are violent/aggressive towards people are not showing the true meaning of vegetarianism - it is a compassionate
way of life.
"Would you like a hamburger?"
"No thanks, I'm vegitarian." (spelt vegetarian but had to spell it like that so Urban Dictionary would accept it.)
"Why are you vegetarian?"
"Because of the health benefits and because I do not want others to suffer just for my food."
"You must secretly eat meat, you vegetarian, or you'd be dead."
"If you ate nothing but meat, you'd die."