You’ve probably heard the expression, “That’s like comparing apples to oranges.” It’s used when someone tries to compare two things that cannot be validly compared. An example: What do you like better, bananas or green?
|MY 1979 SKETCH OF BANANAS FROM LATIN AMERICA.|
Jerry and I were having just such a discussion the other day. I don’t even remember what the discussion was about, but we agreed it was like comparing apples to oranges.
The only problem was Jerry said it was “like comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges,” which kind of (kind of?) misses the entire point of the idiom. So, I suppose that makes this Jerryism #6.
|MY 2012 PHOTO OF BANANAS FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS.|
But this really is just an excuse to tell you that yesterday Jerry bought a package of Canary Island bananas. These are the first bananas we’ve had in months. The first bananas we’ve had in Spain. And the first bananas we’ve ever had that were grown on the Canary Islands. They are exceptionally delicious. We can’t say exactly what it is that makes them different from the bananas we’ve had in the past (from Mexico, and Central and South America). But they are somehow sweeter we think.
Or maybe we just have a bias toward anything from Spain.
Please see Will J’s comment below. It turns out it’s not my imagination. They really are better. — m