A Word or Two


I have to apologize to all those readers who find my blogs infrequent and funny if you look at it in a certain light and if you squint just enough. I have been occupied reading certain unnamed blogs of which there is one I cannot name. Also, I was recently bombarded by one email from someone, who will go unnamed for now, to have a tagboard installed on my blog. Thought I knew what a tagboard was I didn’t know it by that name and in reality didn’t even know it by any name. As you can see I managed to overcome my ignorance and have the shout-box (a word coined by another nameless bloger) installed. Please feel free to use it, or not free to use it.

The First Word

Since my entry into the world by the normal means used for entering the world, I have spent countless days wondering why something was given a certain name. One of these names I pondered over was the word spoon. I choose to go into spoon in this blog because if I were to go into the word fork I might offend some. Believe it or not, fork is an offensive word to some, especially if mispronounced correctly. How exactly these good folks ask for a fork at dinner time remains a mystery to me. I suppose they would be too afraid to ask so they would either do without or take one if they see it. To do without a fork is not acceptable to me but I was also brought up to ask politely for a fork, or even a lowly sopoon if I wanted one. I don’t want to stray too far form the subject and get back to spoon and the possible origins of the word. The word spoon was more than likely an amalgamation of the words spud (potato) and noon (lunchtime) – you eat spuds at noon with a……..Spoon.

The Second Word


The kiwifruit was originally known as the Chinese gooseberry but for some strange reason that name didn’t have mass commercial appeal. Some also thought that the name may have been offensive to the Chinese so it was renamed kiwifruit. Apparently the Kiwis are not easily offended. This fruit is rich in many vitamins, minerals and fur on its skin. It is said to be quite tasty to those inclined to find it tasty. Apart from being a fruit, the kiwifruit has many other uses which has eluded me. I suppose it can be easily decorated to look like a Martian’s head or to scare of attackers who are terrified by furry fruits. I am one of those people who cannot eat something which looks unattractive and for that reason don’t eat kiwis. Outside, the kiwifruit looks like a sapodilla, but on the inside it looks like a kiwifruit.


10 thoughts on “A Word or Two

  1. I always ask for a fork :p … and I always get it one of the 2 ways I ment lol

    Nice pics aka… the uncut kiwi actually looked like a rolled up mouse or something with its tial tucked in… or maybe some other scary hairy creature. Or maybe that’s just me :s lol

  2. Thanks Tunks for ruining my nice image of the Kiwi 😛 Now i’ll never look at it the same. Neverthless, I still like the taste of cold kiwi fruit.

  3. btw it was during the summer vacation last year that I 1st saw and ate a kiwi… before that I had no idea what it was or what it looked like. I was so nervous about the hairy and green creature, my friend had to peel and cut it for me … I managed to feed myself though :p

    Its like an alien rat with green blood

  4. aka: I have a friend who is married to a girl from New Zealand. One day I decided to have some fun with him so I asked him if he ever ate a Kiwi, to which he replied, only on weekends 🙂

    Judge: aka, please withdraw that last statement. It is in very poor taste.

    aka: Kiwis are actually quite tasty Your Lordship.

    Judge: I meant the statement not the taste of a Kiwi you imbecile!

    aka: No need for name calling, Your Pretentious. So you have tasted a Kiwi before, was that the one I saw you with by the lookout?

    Judge: Enough! You dishonor this court and you dishonor me!

    aka: I try my best your lordship.

  5. Mee, Tunks has a talent for seeing fruits in a way that could only be described as not normal. Now I can’t look at a kiwifruit as I used to and I still have four left. If what Tunks says about the alien rat with green blood is true they should multiply and soon take over the fridge:)

  6. When i read the blog , i intended to come in here and ask AKA y he is so crazy. Then i read the lot of yuhall comments. Now my intentions have changed.

    Yuhall are crazy, no wonder I like you guys!

    I agree kiwis look like rats – and i dont eat them.

  7. Tunks, unfortunately they have not multiplied because I forgot about the mouse trap which was absent mindedly placed near the unfortunate furry fruits. The resulting scene was not for the weak as I can only say that I discovered a greenish substance splattered all around the empty fruit bowl 🙂

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