Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blue-light special

Not long ago I noticed pumpkins and squash bathed in an eerie orange light. Well, they had an orange light shining on them. There was no bathing, and nothing eerie. It was just the produce section.

Now I’ve noticed what The Crow mentioned seeing: blue light in the produce section.

And here’s why:

[Turnips, radishes, rutabagas, parsley, kohlrabi, rhubarb, and leeks with a blue light shining on them. Why do some vegetables lack separate plural forms?]

comments: 1

Anonymous said...

Parse sleaze rube-barbed spikes
As tern nips sharpen soft...
Route the beggar what dislikes
And hold what leeks aloft.

Fetch tables, one and more,
With plurals some ain't got,
To learn what the plant whirled has in store
Though grandmêre's overwrought.