Count Me In: No More 'Veggies'

By Corby Kummer

I note with approval my friend Margo Howard's tweet:

Today a campaign begins. Let us stamp out the word "veggies." It is not too time consuming to say "vegetables." An awful word, "veggies."

I haven't asked her the reason, and will report further urgent updates on her own animus, but let me add mine. I live on vegetables but "veggies" makes me cringe.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/05/count-me-in-no-more-veggies/56437/