A WOMAN who shuns all meat and dairy products apart from eggs has a special term for her particular form of food weirdness.
Eleanor Shaw has been ‘basically vegan’ for the past five months after watching a documentary on Netflix that featured a lot of graphs about American farming techniques and climate change.
Shaw said: “Being a vegan feels like the right thing for the planet and the kind of conversations I like to have, but I also really need eggs because I like them.
“It can be hard for people to get their heads around my seemingly arbitrary eating habits, so I like to make it sound like a thing by calling myself an ‘eggvegan’.
“That’s pronounced ‘egvigan’. I originally called myself an ‘oeufan’, a blend of ‘vegan’ and the French for egg, but people didn’t understand it for some reason.
“Now I’m an eggvegan all my fried egg sandwiches, omelettes and eggy soldiers are totally fine and logical. Let’s save Mother Earth, one plate of scrambled egg at a time.”
Shaw’s mother Jane, who had to adapt all her meal plans when Eleanor went home for the weekend, commented: “I don’t drink, apart from two large glasses of wine every day.
“Does that make me a version of teetotal? I think so. I’m an ‘alcototaller’.”