Tuesday, April 05, 2005

You say tomato...

Well. The rift has passed. Aoife and I have finally agreed to disagree on the meaning of 'zucchini'. I said it was the American for courgette, she said it was a type of nut. When I took the plunge and printed off the definition from the internet, she changed her tack, saying that I had claimed it was American for eggplant, so I was still wrong (In Aoife's mind, it is not that she is right, but that Lucy is perpetually wrong). This is ridiculous! I would never confuse zucchini with eggplant, mainly because I know they are both American for something. I can't rightly say what eggplant is American for but I'll venture it is not a nut. Nor 'courgette'. Is it that bulbous purple vegetable? I don't know anything anymore. I am starting to doubt my knowledge of even the simplest vegetables, which is a sad way to be.

9 comments:

Elaine said...

Eggplant is American for Aubergine
so the only nut in the equation is your friend Aoife

Voodoolady said...

I think the pregnancy is having an effect on Aoife's state of mind. I remember when I used to read all those trashy american teen books, any reference to eggplants always conjured up images of rather large hard boiled eggs with some long leaves coming out of them, a bit like carrots.

Marie said...

Yet again you have given me food for thought. You and Aoife have the best conversations...

Anonymous said...

Aoifes pregnant? What?

Anonymous said...

again???

Linus said...

Aoife: THE FALLEN WOMAN.

Voodoolady said...

Okay, the game is up, Aoife is not really pregnant except in my dreams. Or dream to be exact. My dreams have been exceptionally weird of late. Last night, I watched Million Dollar baby (not great if you ask me) and had a dream that my dog had his leg amputated and asked me (yes, my dog could talk) to put him out of his misery as he felt a bit of a three-leged dog parah.

Mossy said...

WTF? You're all freaks. I wish I had a 3 legged dog. I'd call him Robin, after the Reliant Robin (It's a 3 wheeled car).

Anonymous said...

Lucy you are one of the biggest liars I have ever ever EVER come across in my life. I live with you, I know a great deal about you, I have access to your blog and yet you persist in your complete fabrications of what were never even truths in the first place. I am no longer accepting this behaviour. From now on (or at leat once a year) I am going to highlight every lie you tell...

Anon/Aoife