Thursday, November 10, 2011

55 - It's all in the name


“You know, I remember the good old days when you could go to the store and buy prunes. I loved the taste of prunes and all their leathery goodness. I miss them. What ever happened to prunes?”

“Prunes. All you ever talk about is prunes. Why don’t you shut up and eat your dried plums.”
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27 comments:

Margaret said...

Ha. I do love me some dried cherries, but this dried fruit is expensive.. Except for raisins...but who wants to eat those?

G-Man said...

Excuse me whilst I chew on my Jack Link's smoked dried Porterhouse steak!
Loved your 55 KP
Loved your Pruny Post
Love being 'regular'
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Monkey Man said...

This 55 was inspired by my previous post.

Heaven said...

I haven't eaten them for a long time.

They look yummy from the picture ~

lime said...

total marketing spin in dubbing them dried plums, eh? i giggle every time i see them.

Brian Miller said...

dried fruit is expensive...but there is a whole section at the grocery...dried just about anything...

MomsJournal said...

I don't care what their called I like dried plums. Prune juice on the other hand...I'd rather suck on lemons.

The Cello Strings said...

a fun 55,
Do enjoyed dried prunes and grapes.

Happy Friday.

Pheromone Girl said...

Ewww. I've bought them for years, never has one touched my lips. Did I mention EWWWW?

Mijayami said...

I'd never noticed this clever marketing ploy... likely because I think all dried fruit is evil. *shudder*

KB said...

Hmmm, interesting.

anthonynorth said...

Used to love them as a kid. nice one.

MorningAJ said...

This is political correctness gone mad. Tee hee.

I THINK the last bag I bought still says 'prunes' on it - but I'll have to check now :)

izzy said...

I much prefer fresh plums! I was shocked when I learned that they were prunes!

mylittlewordz said...

Haha, nice one. You spend a lot of time in the john then?

Jamie

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I have to admit preferring plums to prunes, but prunes are good too. I like those individually-wrapped ones that come in a plastic tube, though they're pretty pricy. Fun 55, MM!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. Yeah, it pays to not get hung up on the names.

RNSANE said...

Hysterical...prunes kind of denotes an old fart, I guess....but I like them, prunes or dried plums and, at 67, I am an old fart.

Mine is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-flash-55-not-gone-but-forgotten.html

Yvonne Osborne said...

This is funny. I, too, never knew that plums became prunes. Isn't that stupid? Thanks for teaching me something today!

Red Shoes said...

'Dried plums'... sounds healthy and beneficial... just like prunes are supposed to be... :op

~shoes~

hedgewitch said...

Yeah, what is up with that? Prunes are uncool, but Dried Plums are trendy? Guess what--the prunes have not read the label. Your drunken Ambien laden teacher story was pretty hilarious asa well--two beers and she couldn't talk? Or drive? Or was that just what she's put on board for the drive to work?

Jannie Funster said...

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. LOVE how you tied this to your last post!!

xo

yellowhousecafe said...

Thank you SO much for the chuckle...as I've been in my head writing today and it has been quite gloomy. A fun 55, as always MM ~

razzamadazzle said...

Love it!

Teresa

Katherine Krige said...

I'd eat me a dried grape over a plum most days. But they keep you "happy", so that has to be a good thing , right?

Unknown Mami said...

I know right? Only dried plums, no prunes. What happened? Did prunes get a PR rep.

Caty said...

ha...the prunes do looks so much prettier...and I'm sure taste a whole lot better :)