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- 2006, Ayun Halliday, Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste, p151
- "Why don't you just tell people you're a pescetarian?" a vegetarian I met recently asked, cutting me off midapologia for my beat-up leather jacket and my callow habit of behaving as if fish are neurologically no more complex than eggplants.
- 2005, Kirsten Hartvig, Pierre Jean Cousin, The Complete Guide to Nutritional Health: More Than 600 Foods and Recipes for Overcoming Illness and Boosting your Immunity, p149
- Immunity follows a plant-based approach to improving immunity that is relevant to every style of eating—carnivore, pescetarian, vegetarian and vegan.
- 1999, Jessica R. Shawl, "Vegetarians"???, rec.food.veg Usenet
- I'm curious what you do when you encounter a friend, family member, whoever who claims to be a "vegetarian who eats fish". It *really* bothers me when this happens because it contributes to the assumption that I eat fish and I don't, because I am a vegetarian. I feel like it gives all vegetarians a bad name.
- Do you correct them? Do you not bother? And how do you correct them? I was thinking that saying something like "oh, you mean your a pescetarian" would be ok and give them the appropriate term. Speaking of which, how is "pescetarian" pronounced?
I've heard this before, but I am one, so might have a skewed perception of its commonness. So, taking a more objective approach, and searching Google Web Search and Google Book Search for each term matching
/^p[ei]sc[aeio](vege)?tarian$/ (if you'll pardon the geekspeak), I found that while each gets at least one Web hit, only pescatarian (31,300 Web, 7 Books) and pescetarian (22,300 Web, 5 Books) are truly common (as these things go), though each of pescovegetarian (851 Web, 6 Books), piscatarian (865 Web, 2 Books), piscetarian (505 Web, 1 Books), pescotarian (753 Web, 0 Books), pescitarian (680 Web, 0 Books), and piscitarian (462 Web, 0 relevant Books) is common enough not to be discarded out of hand. (The other eight terms matching
/^p[ei]sc[aeio](vege)?tarian$/ all get 1–12 Web and 0 Books, so I assume they're typos or misspellings or whatnot). Incidentally, note that the top two terms are pronounced differently; at least, I'd assume the pesca- has a hard c and pesce- has a soft c. —RuakhTALK 20:45, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
- So, pescatarian, pescetarian, and pescovegetarian all pass CFI? Which one do we want to have as the main form, of which the other two words are alternative spellings? Pescatarian? -- Beobach972 23:04, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
- I have vague recollections of a nurse coming into Y6 at primary school to tell us about puberty and somehow ending up talking about vegetarianism. She used this term, although I think she pronounced it "piscetarian". RobbieG 22:24, 1 May 2007 (UTC)