Trivial spinach question

karstad - schueler bckcdb at ISTAR.CA
Thu May 21 14:46:27 CDT 1998

> Doug Yanega wrote:
>  a Brazilian colleague asked me if there was any
> significance to the cartoon character Popeye eating spinach

Don McAllister wrote:
> I had always thought that the reason for popeye eating spinich was
> because of its reputation for high iron content, needed for
> erythrocytes.

* I always thought, on the other hand, that the joke was about *canned*
Spinach, which, however delicious the fresh herb might be, was (fairly
accurately) regarded by young North Americans as an inedible product,
though they were forced to eat it by their parents on the basis of the
healthful reputation of the fresh herb.

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