948. Two potatoes

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Esmé always cooked two potatoes; a large one for her husband and a smaller one for herself. Her husband told her that it was unnecessary to cook him a large potato. A smaller one was adequate.

So Esmé cooked two smaller potatoes next time, and when they were served her husband took both of them.

52 thoughts on “948. Two potatoes

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      One potato, two potato,
      Three potato, four.
      Five potato, six potato,
      Seven potato, more.
      Eight potato, nine potato,
      Count them up to ten.
      Let’s put our potatoes back
      And count them up again.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Nothing beats a beet! I’ve never known, when North Americans use the expression “beets”, what it is they mean. Do they mean beetroot? Or beetroot tops? Or silverbeet (chard)? Salad greens in general? How can I tell God you’re pinching from him/her if I’m not sure what they are? 😀

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        1. Cynthia Jobin

          Australia and New Zealand say “beetroot” for what we here in North America simply refer to as the beet….that deep red globular root veggie that you and I so love. The top part of the plant we refer to as beet greens. They are a lot like swiss chard and can be enjoyed in their own right as greens.

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                  1. Bruce Goodman Post author

                    Actually, I got it mixed – as you can now get chard in all colors, and I was thinking of that. I used to grow white beet(root)s because they didn’t stain everything – and I thought they tasted exactly the same as the normal ones.

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  1. arlingwoman

    We mean beets when we say beets. But then there’s chard, which I think you all call beet root. But the tops of the beets are indeed beet greens. Then there are other mysterious things, like mangel wurzels. Is that a turnip or a rutabaga or a big beet?

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Chard we call silverbeet, beets we call beetroot, rutabagas we call swedes, and I had never eaten spinach until I was in my 30s – never heard of it apart from that guy in the comic that ate his spinach! We would use silverbeet boiled, and lettuces in salads…

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  2. umashankar

    The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man, and Man shall eat both the potatoes is she cooks them smaller…”
    PS: Lord God should have checked Man there and then!

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  3. derrickjknight

    A little girl offered her brother the choice of two apples. He took the bigger one. ‘If you had offered me the choice’, she said, ‘I would have taken the smaller one’. ‘Well, that’s what you’ve got’, replied the brother. Some people just have no manners

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