Sunday, June 26, 2011

Official Status

In a historic vote, aligned with another historic bill, the New York Senate has voted "sweet corn" as the official vegetable of the State.

Which is ironic since corn is a grain not a vegetable. If it were a vegetable then we should probably debate whether Medicare vouchers, and "pulling the cord" apply to it.

(No corn (or corny) jokes please, we're skittish.)

It's probably a good thing that they didn't have to debate over the official "fruit" (which already has been deemed to be "apple") since that would've been just way too weird!


Marcus said...

Speaking of fruit, I just now finished off the first (from my garden) tomato of the year. A tasty "Black from Tula", an heirloom variety.

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

Oddly, the whole "tomato is a vegetable" stems from the a tax ruling (Nix v. Hedden.)

Basically, imported vegetables were taxed but not fruit but the court decided that tomatoes were "used" as vegetables so they were vegetables.