This is a true story. I was at Hey Hey Kebabs (they do the best hot chips with loads of chicken salt), Parramatta Road in Auburn last night, when a man walks in and places his order.
"Can I get a doner kebab with extra mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, hommus... oh, and just a little bit of the meat, because I am a vegetarian."
I stared at him in shock.
As the meat was getting sliced he was pedantic in ensuring there was only a few thin slices of the beef. But surely that is not what pure vegetarians stand for?
Dictionary.com defines vegetarian as -
A person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.
But after extensive research, I found that according to the Vegetarian Network in Victoria, he is a 'Semi' or 'Demi' Vegetarian or Flexitarian. A person who occasionally eats meat!