April 3rd, 2010

duke-thoughtful

Octopus

I was at a restaurant the other day, and noticed an appetizer: Charred Baby Octopus. "You know," I realized, "That doesn't sound like food. It sounds like a tragedy. Something you'd see on the news. 'Oh no, look at the charred baby octopus!'"

I don't know why for sure, but I'm guessing it's the use of the word "baby". Makes it seem too anthropomorphized. Sounds a bit like clubbing baby seals, charring baby octopuses....

It may have been delicious, but I couldn't order it. Poor charred baby octopus!