Saturday, June 18, 2005

"Mixed" vegetables

The other week Peter and I were at a restaurant with a friend. One of the dishes we ordered was mixed vegetables. What we got, to my surprise, was a plate of broccoli. Fortunately I quite like broccoli, but this doesn't make it okay to pass off a plate of broccoli as "mixed" vegetables!

Note: "Mixed", when used as an adjective, means "combining characteristics of more than one kind" or "made up of or involving individuals or items of more than one kind" (source Merriam-Webster Online).

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