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Entry from January 17, 2013
Vegucate (vegan/vegetarian + educate); Vegucation

To “vegucate” someone is to educate a person about veganism/vegetarianism. “A Good Vegucation” is the title of a song that was copyrighted in 1997. Paul Dickson’s 1998 book Slang defined “vegucation” as “education about vegetarianism.”

The 2010 film Vegucated (described as “ a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks") helped popularize the word.

“Veducation” (vegetables + education) is a similar term.


OCLC WorldCat record
Blues for kids
Author: Coyote Ned.
Publisher: [United States] : Lulirama, ©1997.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : Blues : Juvenile audience : English
Contents:
A good vegucation --

Google Books
Slang:
The authoritative topic-by-topic dictionary of American lingoes from all walks of life

By Paul Dickson
New York, NY: Pocket Books
1998
Pg. 224:
vegucation. Education about vegetarianism.

PioneerLocal
Veggie-Mobile shows you can drive what you eat - Doings, The (Oak Brook - Oakbrook Terrace, IL) [April 9, 2008]
Author: ALISSA RASCHKE
(...)
Johanna Thompson and April Richards, operators and creators of the Field Museum’s Veggie-Mobile, brought the museum’s newest outreach program to the Oak Brook Library Saturday afternoon, encouraging people to get “veg-ucated” about alternative fuel sources.

OCLC WorldCat record
Vegucated
Author: Marisa Miller Wolfson
Publisher: [United States] : Kind Green Planet, [2010]
Edition/Format: DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
Summary:
“Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. But can their conviction carry them when times get tough? Part science class, and part adventure story, this entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

Food Republic
Word Of The Day: Vegucate
Apr 16, 2012 11:31 am
(...)
Being vegucated is understanding what it takes to be a vegan. Why don’t they just eat cheese? If you were truly vegucated you would understand the motives and mindset behind that decision. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to shunning animal products altogether, but plenty of benefits to reap.

The Flaming Vegan
Vegucating The World
By Veganara | Jul 31, 2012
I like that word “vegucation”: I believe it is the name of a fairly recent film, where some omnivores tried out a vegetarian diet for a time. I haven’t seen it, but if anyone has, do let me know what you thought of it! We need to spread the word about veganism, therefore we need to “vegucate” people. How best to do that though? That is the question.

OCLC WorldCat record
The vegucation of Robin : how real food saved my life
Author: Robin Quivers
Publisher: New York : Avery, 2013.
Edition/Format: Book : Biography : English

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