Words of “wordyness”… (Poetic license here).

When I first heard that the law governing the crossing of cabbage from one state line to another was 27,000 words long, I was dumbfounded and wondered why. So I went and took a gander at it to see why. In doing so, I found the whole thing was a piece of American Folklore. The familiar quote went something like this.

“The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but U.S. government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.”      National Review

So this brings to mind, how many words did it take to change a pizza to a vegetable for school lunches? The real coreof the story however, is less stellar for entertainment.

As for trying to pull the wool over your Mom or spouse’s eyes for Pizza being nutritious enough to beat out a salad, don’t bother. It might have much nutrients packed in that pasta sauce, but the grease from meat, cheese kill it. If you made it a whole wheat and mostly fresh vegetable with minimum cheese, then you are starting to talk more healthy, but what’s the fun in that? Now about that healthy burger, fries and shake. Would you believe a boca,burger, baked fries, and a smoothie, no sugar instead?

 Nah, bring on the Cheese fries and a chocolate shake, but don’t tell my doctor!
Nancy Louise
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