October 24, 2005 at 1:04 pm
When I made my muffins yesterday, I realized I had absolutely no idea what canola oil was made from. Canola nuts? So I googled it and lo and behold canola oil is cultivated from rapeseed. Rapeseed! Wow, could that possibly be the worst name for a plant ever? Can you imagine having to market rapeseed?
This reminds me of an RV dealer here in the Midwest who advertises a lot on TV. His name – Tom Raper. Dude, if my last name were Raper I’d change it faster than if it were Hitler. Could there be a worse last name? Tom Defecator, Tom Pedophile, maybe? There was a teacher at my high school named Mrs. Finger. We always had a good giggle when her name was mentioned on the PA system.
On the positive side, the canola field looks quite lovely. It’s a shame about the name. BTW, the word Canola comes from the fact that it was bred in Canada to have a lower acid level. Canola stands for “Canadian oil, low acid.”
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