Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Food?

Why do people feel the need to use “happy” names for food that isn’t all that great? For example the terms ‘vegetable medley’. They take three or four vegetables that nobody really likes and mix them together, and all of the sudden it is a medley?

Then you have ‘sparkling white wine’….which as we all know is just carbonated grape juice that you have to serve when your family is full of recovering alcoholics. My personal favorite however is papaya. Papaya is one of those words that people just enjoy saying, so clearly it is a happy name. I guess the name papaya is better than calling it what it really is…. “not quite as good as pineapple, and full of seeds”.

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