3.16.2007

Word of the Day. MEALY.

mealy
adjective
1.
containing meal or made of meal
2.
composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; "granular sugar"; "the photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy residue" [syn: farinaceous]

Apples shouldn't be like this. They should be crunchy at all times.

Squidhelmet was not the only one concerned with the word mealy, another reader worried that it might involve mealworms, which are another story altogether. I was gonna post a picture of mealworms, but really, they're kind of upsetting. Maybe later, when I talk about mealworms more extensively.

3 comments:

squidhelmet said...

I feel safer now.

Another Reader said...

Thank you for clearing that up! Signed, "Another Reader" (I know my name isn't exciting as "squidhelmet," but what's a girl to do?)

ted d. said...

I'm going to also come out of the closet as a fussy apple eater. no mealy apples. that means no {red|golden} delicious apples ever.

I've had great luck with Honey Crisp... but I do want to point out that it's Spring and maybe you can't get a good apple this much past the season.