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A WORD IN THE HAND: CHINA

SUE DE GROOT | Ketchup session: to chow with the chinas or chuck tomatoes at the shogun?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

28 July 2022 - 20:20

One of my favourite lame jokes (and I do so love lame jokes) involves a small tomato with short legs who is lagging behind the rest of his family as they make their way to a hot-dog stall. The father tomato, exasperated with the infant’s progress, eventually marches back to the baby tomato and, red-faced, stomps on him. The little tomato splatters all over the pavement while the enraged father tomato shouts: “Ketchup!”..

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