The Bard was right. “A rose, by any other name,” would likely “smell as sweet.”
But, how likely would we be to press our nose to the precious petals if a rose were called, let’s say, a “bugger?”
Not so much.
“It is what it is,” so the saying goes.
Yet, it may not be what it’s called.
Seriously, how accurately are products named?
Grape Nuts – no grapes; no nuts…
Chicken Fingers – just wrong on every level.
Buffalo Wings? Plllease…
Pecan Sandies, however, could the name BE more accurate?
So dry, indeed, like cookies made of sand. And I do not, will not, can not wash them down with milk.
No, I’m not lactose intolerant.
I am simply intolerant of milk.
Consequently, my remedy for mitigating this particular parched pastry? The banana.
It’s true – bite of cookie, bite of banana… Repeat as necessary.
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