Wednesday, May 12, 2010




: fruitful

The latin fructus translates to: produced crops; fruit; profit; enjoyment; reward. It's interesting how the idea of fruit, a word normally associated with food, actually describes a positive or desired result. This has me wondering about the diversity among other food-related terminology:

vegetable : a dull, spiritless, and uninteresting person
meat : solid or substantial content; pith
juice : essence, strength, or vitality
milk : to extract; draw out
sauce : hard liquor
grain : the smallest possible amount of anything
fish : a new prison inmate
bread : sustenance, livelihood, and money

Okay—this experiment admittedly lacks a bit of the aforementioned FRUCTUOUS qualities, but alas. Today this is all I got.

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