New York Times Story On Melons Can Be Read 2 Ways

When I was younger, my friends and I used to take Mad Libs and fill in every blank space with dirty words and then laugh at how naughty we were. Using this as a base for my maturity level, you can imagine how happy I was when I came across a Gawker piece about a New York Times article that can be read very differently than intended. The NYT article is about the increase of farmers growing smaller and sweeter watermelons instead of the larger “picnic” watermelons. You can understand when the word “water” is dropped and you are left with just melons, that things get a little silly. Read on to see the best quotes from the story that can be taken the wrong way.

“When I was growing up, the guys were always talking big melons,” said Mr. Bright, a retired biology teacher and school administrator who got into the big-melon game in 1973.

Hope, a town known for both President Bill Clinton and the giant melons…

“She’s never thought about growing those really big melons … For one thing, the climate’s not right. And even if it were, she doubts they would sell. “People just like a sweet, little melon,” she said.

[Gawker]
[NY Times]

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