'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Windy Tuesday

When I went for my walk this morning a strong wind was trying to blow the big avocado tree inside out...

But there was a silver lining to the scurrying clouds... no, not the leaves all over the ground (that's not an especially good thing unless you are one of the exceedingly rare New Zealand flightless Avocetera birds that feed exclusively on leaves of Lauraceae species).

I'm referring to all those lovely avocados on the ground. By the way, did you know that the plural of avocados has no 'e', i.e., not avocadoes, as in tomatoes and potatoes? Possibly you did. Possibly it doesn't bother you either way. But until recently I did not know this fact. Actually, I was beginning to think, in addition to my present position of Apostrophe Police, I should take on the role of Avocado Police, such was the proliferation of (I thought) incorrectly spelled road-side stall signs. I hereby humbly announce I was wrong.


  1. A ten feet tall shadow if ever I saw one! ♥

  2. At first I thought your feet were eggplants (aubergines) or possibly large, ripe avocados.

  3. Yes Jinksy - although of course in reality I'm only about half that! :-)

    Robert - ha ha - nope, they're just my gumboots. Or 'Wellingtons' as they call them in England. What are they in Georgia?

  4. I'm not sure. Rain boots, maybe?

  5. Don't you have a name for such essential items? Gosh.