It seems unkind to give dried grapes, cranberries, and plums their own special titles, but insist on calling dried apricots...dried apricots.
And why aren’t nectarines called naked peaches? Or peaches called hairy nectarines?
We have pears, but no trios, and a privileged class of fruits that are actually veggies!
Why do we always pick on the apples? Eve supposedly ate an apple and plunged the world into sin. Why not a mango or a banana?
The apple is always poisoned. Why not the pear or the peach?
We impugn apples character and call them crab apples, why not crabby plums?
Why aren’t grapefruit purple or at least, grapes yellow?
Why do pineapples grow on the ground and not up in trees? And why no oakapples or beachapples?
Strawberries are called straw berries because...why? Their plants grow on straw? Then why not dirtberries or rockberries?
If oranges are called oranges, why aren’t lemons yellows and limes called greens? Maybe because greens is already taken by an actually nutritious class of food :0)
And of course, this would make even fruit naming confusing, because there are also green apples and green grapes and green pears.
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