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…