The world’s oldest fruit?

A Lovely Pair

Produce Pete talks about fresh food on the local news in New York City. This morning, he was the victim of an unwitting punctuation crime–a real “eats shoots and leaves” moment.

Here’s what the show anchor said: “In a moment: the world’s oldest fruit Produce Pete on how to pick the perfect pear”

I haven’t yet seen Produce Pete but, given the discrimination and slander laws that constrain news presenters, let’s assume she meant to say:

“In a moment: the world’s oldest fruit. Produce Pete on how to pick the perfect pear”

Glad we cleared that up. Now we must only hope that the anchor is not urging fruit lovers to discriminate against some pears on grounds of age…

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to The world’s oldest fruit?

  1. Derry Haws says:

    Glad to hear your blarneycrone is doing so well.
    Derry

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