PETA talked about the importance of words, noting that language should evolve along with social justice.
They're tried-and-true elements of the American language, but the animal rights group PETA is suggesting that common phrases like "bring home the bacon" and "kill two birds with one stone" carry a harmful message.
With the tweet, PETA, a high-profile animal rights organisation, have managed to drive their agenda while sounding tongue-in-cheek at the same time.
Instead of: "Beat a dead horse".
Instead of: "Kill two birds with one stone".
Instead of: "Bring home the bacon".
"Say: "Take the flower by the thorns". Some twitter users even suggested other alternatives, like "Curiosity thrilled the cat".
"Say: "Feed two birds with one scone".
PETA responded to the criticism Wednesday, asking the "haters" to "lighten up" and for more suggestions on anti-speciesist language.
Joey Gall added: "PETA introduced me to the term "speciesism" today which 1) is not a thing and 2) diminishes the legitimacy of racism, sexism and classism that many still don't quite recognize".