WoD – A Fruity Tale

Today’s Word of the Day is entitled “A Fruity Tale.”  (This was the first WoD with a title, actually – from way back in December, 2004.)

So I was on a plane the other day and got a little snack.   I get the box and it had a small bag of Craisins inside.  If you don’t know what craisins are, they are dried cranberries.  Ocean Spray must have figured it was easier to invent a whole new word and brand a whole new thing than just use the word cranberry.  Somewhat interesting and WoD-like in its own right.

But this is where the story takes another turn.  The thing was, these were STRAWBERRY-flavored craisins.  Yep, I was eating a strawberry-flavored cranberry. (Insert sound effect of a record player needle scratching sideways across an LP.)  That’s like an orange-flavored apple!  Or a tomato-flavored cucumber!  (Kinda sounds like something straight out of Willy Wonka.)  Why not just make them dried strawberries?  You could even call them Straisins.

The thing is, though, I liked ’em.  Liked ’em better than cranberry-flavored cranberries in fact.  So there you have it — strawberry-flavored cranberries.  I am a fan.

(Oh, and in case you’re curious, the ingredients were: dried cranberries, citric acid, sugar and elderberries.  So, just to be clear, they use elderberries to make cranberries taste like strawberries. Go figure…)

Tuesday:
KREKHTS (KREHKHTZ)
Sigh, Moan, Complain

You always krekhts about your back; why don’t you see a doctor already?

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