Seth Martin
  last edited: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:28:45 -0500  
It turns out that I've been using the #vegan term incorrectly for at least 33-years. Even though I haven't eaten any animal-derived products all this time, I should use #Vegetarian to describe my diet since I'm not a follower of Veganism and I'm not opposed to using leather boots. I don't believe that I'm contributing to the exploitation of animals by using this by-product. I would certainly use synthetic boots if there weren't enough meat-eaters to supply material for leather boots but as long as it's abundant, I'm going to keep using long-lasting boots.

I'll still use the vegan word at a restaurant to simplify the description of the food I'm seeking but as for everywhere else, I'm vegetarian to avoid confusion.

It's kind of like the #capitalism term - I don't want the appearance of an evil prick so I'll clearly state that I would appreciate #free-markets if they existed.

@Anarcho-Vegan+
Marshall Sutherland
  
Communication can get so messy when people have different definitions for the words they are using (especially, when they don't know they have different definitions).