Thursday, September 19, 2019

Weevils and hyphens

[3 1/2″ × 1 1/2″. Click for a larger view.]

I found this ticket in the supermarket, nestled among the sweet potatoes. The sickly green color caught my eye.

The area of Arkansas where these “Sweet Potatoes” were grown and stored appears to be not only “weevil free” but hyphen-free as well. Maybe the weevils ate the hyphens before moving on. Capital Letters were left undisturbed.

Yes, I still say “supermarket,” which here stands for Aldi.

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comments: 2

Fresca said...

Free sweet potatoes!
But I bet you had to pay for them anyway, eh?

Michael Leddy said...

I should have x’ed out the weevil and tried for free stuff. :)