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Monday, December 22, 2008

What's With "Non Pariels?"

I'm sitting here munching on some holiday candy provided by one of those school things. You know the type. Some kid guilts you into buying something to support his club and you wind up paying like $15.00 for a 4 ounce bag of chocolate. They are pretty good. All decorated with red, green, and white sprinkles. Decent chocolate too. These are called "Non Pariels." Which makes me wonder. "Non?" What's missing? What did they leave out? Other than the fact that I paid $15 ... did I get ripped off of a special ingredient? Can you buy "Pariels?" You know, Non Pariels wiithout the "non?" Wait. How can you leave out the "non?" Isn't that the same thing as leaving out something that isn't even there? Which would make it "Non Non Pariels."

I must go lay down now.

4 comments:

Jan said...

Non pareil means "without equal" in French. I guess someone thought they were pretty awesome when they named them that.

I blame the French. For most everything. :)

Jan said...

Non pareil means "without equal" in French. I guess someone thought they were pretty awesome when they named them that.

I blame the French. For most everything. :)

heresthediehl said...

you're making my head hurt.

Ron said...

then my job is finished here.