Avocado #poetry #dVerse

Avocado, avocat, advocatpeer:
a lawyer, or voiceless, or what-have-we-here?
No, not abogadoaguacate, dear:
ฤhuacati, not ‘alligator pear’:
itโ€™s Nahuatl you see
(thatโ€™s a Mexican name)
for the testicle fruit
and its shape
is to blame!

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A bit of fun for dVerse

I thought my readers might appreciate a more light-hearted poem, following on from ‘Persephone’s Bedchamber.’ Kim Russell had a prompt on fruit a few months ago, and this got me thinking about the etymology of the word ‘avocado.’ Have a read of this Wikipedia article: it’s really rather interesting! Sharing with dVerse Open Link Night.

Image by sandid from Pixabay

83 thoughts on “Avocado #poetry #dVerse

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  1. Oh my gosh I will never look at them the same way again lmao. Whatever they resemble they’re tasty.

    Orchids were named for a similar reason.

  2. Ingrid I was just reading at wiki and found this amazing bit of info on them:
    “The avocado is unusual in that the timing of the male and female flower phases differs among cultivars. The two flowering types are A and B. A-cultivar flowers open as female on the morning of the first day and close in late morning or early afternoon. Then they open as male in the afternoon of the second day. B varieties open as female on the afternoon of the first day, close in late afternoon and reopen as male the following morning.”

  3. Going back to the roots is so cool. The avocado is such an onomatopoeic word – much better than it’s translation, don’t you think! They taste good and are good for you! Very clever write! Thanks.

      1. Yes! I have often wondered if they are readily available where you are and if they are expensive. Avocados, that is. ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Now, I have heard a rumour that it is the taste, not the shape of the testicle fruit which gives it its name! I wouldn’t dare comment! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™ˆ

  5. oh this was so much fun Ingrid and made me laugh!!! thanks for that.. wholly guacamole.. just had for breakfast on my toast.. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ‘

  6. Well this was hilarious and educational all in one! I do love a perfectly ripe avocado on toast. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Guacamole yes, avocado no–your poem Yes. I have never equated testicles to avocado, pears perhaps. I love your comment on my site. It would be a fun project to go back years in my archives, and read the whole of the BLACKTHORNE saga. Before Bjorn made OLN twice a month, it was only once a month, so a 138 episodes go back several years. A Saturday bing project perhaps?

  8. I love all the wordplay here, Ingrid ๐Ÿ™‚ What a suggestive picture! Goodness me. It’s an innocent fruit hanging from a tree but I feel as though I ought to avert my eyes ๐Ÿ˜€ “Alligator pear” seems like such an apt description ๐Ÿ™‚

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