I'm really not into the word "veggie." It's right up there with "foodie" and describing desserts as "sinful" on my list of irritating things. Maybe I feel that calling vegetables "veggies" assumes that we're all stubborn children
who must be coaxed into eating them, and I think that's a bad assumption to start from.
Have you noticed that French people speaking English use the word "veggie" almost to the exclusion of "vegetable"? I would really like to know if the standard English textbook for French schoolchildren makes a big deal about this little word.
That is all.