Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Fourth of July... and Cabbage?

From the archives:

"The Lord's Prayer is 66 words. The Gettysburg Address is 286 words. There are 1322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words."

Source: It turns out, this was not factual, it's an urban legend. Bummer - it sure had a nice sound to it.

Happy Independence Day!* Now go out there, celebrate our nation's independence, and enjoy that cole slaw served at your picnic with total disregard to how it was purchased!

Special Blog Bonus: Other not-so-independency cabbage quotes:

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” - Mark Twain

“Idealist: One who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup” - Henry Louis Mencken

“Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.” - Ambrose Bierce

*To my Canadian readers, happy belated Canada Day! May your loonies and toonies be plentiful, may Terrance and Philip always be free, and may Tony Fernandez always grace the Skydome with his presence.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Tony! Tony!! TONY!!!