Friday, 4 January 2008

Blackberries

MrM would like to apologise for his cryptic comment.
He suffers from Smartypants Syndrome
and sometimes it gets out of control.

Here is the information you need:

In the country there is a legend
that the Devil spits on the blackberries
on the last day of September
and so you must not pick them in October.

But of course...
it was a DIFFERENT SORT of
BlackBerry
that he was playing with.

7 comments:

gms said...

How easy it is to misunderstand words when there is more than one meaning!!

Florence said...

Oh it's making my head hurt...it's not October though...so Mr M could have eaten the blackberries while using his Blackberry, no?

Mr M's words have out-foxed me...but I'm so pleased to see that you, Alice, can be relied upon to have a lovely photo handy to illustrate a point(even if one of your readers is too brain-addled to join all the dots up!)!

x

Ali said...

Someone spat in my jam ingredients? Suddenly, my toast seems less appealing...

peppermintpatcher said...

On every single blackberry?!?

The last day of September must be a loooong day on the devil's calendar...

bluemountainsmary said...

I love that legend

But do not love the Blackberry (aka crackberry or cracko) - the bane of my existence.

Ginnie said...

Ohhhh. I read in a novel that in Cornwall, legend has it that Cornish witches do a really-not-nice watery thing on them, and that's why you can't eat blackberries after September. Devil's spit sounds pretty good compared to that.

MrM said...

gms - no names, no pack drill is my advice ;-)