Monday, June 13, 2011

BBC iPlayer - QI XL: Series 7: Green

BBC Qi Where's the word Vegan from ?

BBC iPlayer - QI XL: Series 7: Green: "Where does the Word Vegan Come from? " Question on QI BBC TV

Stephen Fry goes all green with Jeremy Clarkson, Bill Bailey, Danny Baker and Alan Davies.

According To Donald Watson who first coined the phrase and started the Vegan Society with friends in Nov 1944 he created it from "The beginning and end of vegetarian".

See Interview with Donald Watson

Q: What do you consider the greatest achievement in your life?
A: Achieving what I set out to do: to feel that I was instrumental in starting a great new movement which could not only change the course of things for Humanity and the rest of Creation but alter Man's expectation of surviving for much longer on this planet.

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