In case you're wondering, Watson was the person who coined the term vegan.
Apparently, after forming the vegan society in Britian in 1944, he asked for submissions to come up with a better name.
He asked for other suggestions, and “dairyban”, “vitan”, “benevore”, “sanivore” and “beaumangeur” were offered, but most of the 25 members were happiest with vegan.
"Vegan" comes from the start and end of the word vegetarian "expressing his belief that this new, absolutist diet was in fact the first impulse and the final destination of the vegetarian journey."
The best thing about him, other than the fact he gave the name to an important aspect of my belief system, is that he lived to 95. Take that those who question my dietary choices.
When interviewed at 92 he was pleased to report that he had lived thus far without resort to medication “either orthodox or fringe”, and with hardly a day’s illness.
Kristy from Kblog, was having one of those "why are you a vegan" days last week. And, knowing how she feels (aren't you all tired of badgering us yet?) I left a lengthy comment that I won't repeat, but if you're interested in my rant, click here.
*Photo from vegan.de