Monday, August 03, 2009

Food Cuts

Kim Komando tells me and Mr. Google confirms that today is National Watermelon Day.

Be sure to check out the watermelon blog that links off that site, too.



Leftovers consist entirely on what you can retrieve from flossing.

You can call it "Dandelion Salad" all day long, but it's still just lawn clippings.

Your latest pick-up line: "Hey, beautiful ... are you going to eat that?"

Your food pyramid is just one story.

The gerbils went missing about the same time you served "Cornish game hen."

"A *whole* Saltine? What? Do I look like I'm made of money?"

You look for a wine that goes well with air.

"I don't have any idea what you're talking about. Now be quiet and eat your Corn Flake."

[selected from Chris White's Top Five on Food]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: My son wanted to know from where the phrase "same difference" came. It originally was used in the mid-1840s to define the difference between two people, things, or sets of things ... as in, "There is a wide difference between the rational gratification of human desires and the abusive indulgence of them. There is the same difference as between eating and gluttony or between drinking and drunkenness." But about 100 years later, we dropped the comparative examples and began using "same difference" as an idiom to mean that two things are essentially equal in nature. (What we are actually doing is saying that the *difference* between two things are equal, however.) As in, "smoking, suicide, same difference. You're still killing yourself."


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