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Vegan Origin

The term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson, the founder of the U.K. Vegan Society, who insisted that the original pronunciation was VEE-gin. However, some dictionaries now allow for other pronunciations, such as VAY-gin or even VEDJ-in. This...


What do you call someone who doesn’t eat fish? A caller wants to know, but not because of dietary requirements. He’s a string bass player who plays in an ensemble that’s tired of being asked to perform Schubert’s famous...


 n.— «Watersheds, Milksheds, and Foodsheds.» —by W.P. Hedden How Great Cities Are Fed , 1929. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


foodshed n. the area which can, or is sufficient to, provide food for a given location. Editorial Note: Related terms are viewshed and walkshed. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)