Monday, March 28, 2011

Veggies?

When did we begin speaking of vegetables as “veggies”? It makes them sound like they are sweet little things like puppies and kitties. How did vegetables become our sweet little buddy things while meats are not "meaties" and fruits are not "fruities"?

3 Comments:

Blogger Matty Boy said...

I'm guessing it's the length of the word "vegetable" vs. "meat" and "fruit". No need for a diminutive of a one syllable word.

March 28, 2011 4:29 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Fruities - I kind of like that.

Meat, on the other hand, is manly, heavy, rough... it is too macho to be "meaties".

And having vegetables be more sweet and friendly isn't a bad thing. Especially if you're prone to ignoring them like me.

March 29, 2011 3:37 AM  
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April 01, 2011 7:04 AM  

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