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January 11, 2007

Slot

The woman in front of me in the supermarket queue bought ten slotted spoons and one whole raw pig's leg.

I am always baffled about apparent non-sequiturs that occur outside Monty Python sketches.

And I got really weird ideas about those slotted spoons.

Posted by Horst on January 11, 2007 03:59 PM to creatures great & small | Tell-a-friend
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dieter said on January 12, 2007 09:39 AM:

Which kind of slotted spoons??? The kind you might use to mix salad, the kind you might use to retrieve dumplings from boiling water or what.
I am slightly puzzled, but from what you are writing, I guess, the shape of the spoons somehow resembled to the pig's foot...

Jann said on January 12, 2007 02:17 PM:

Either this lady is planning to have nine friends over for absinthe and roast pork, or she just got so tired of not being able to find her slotted spoon when she wanted it that she decided to buy ten of them.

Horst said on January 15, 2007 11:32 AM:

The kind you use for dumplings, about the size of a hand, slightly elongated. And it looked nothing like the pig's leg.

Jann said on January 15, 2007 03:21 PM:

Pigs' legs are frequently boiled, and one needs to skim the surface frequently with a slotted spoon to remove the scum as it accumulates.(I did some research). Of course this doesn't answer the question as to why ten would be necessary.

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