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Life as an apple
By Jill Pertler

There’s a buzz circulating in small-town USA — and I’m not talking about the anticipation of Justin Bieber’s upcoming birthday. I came across a new item at the grocery store. There, between the strawberries and pre-cut watermelon, sat an unassuming bag containing three fruits. At first glance, I thought they were apples because that’s what they looked like. Then I saw the label: “grapples.”

 

I read the word with a short “A” so it rhymed with, well, apples. The association seemed pretty obvious. Upon further inspection, I noted the label provided instructions to give the word a long “A” as in, well, grapes. You know you’ve invented a new vocabulary word when you’ve

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:27 AM
 

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