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November 8, 2007

in our salad days…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by Rachel @ 9:07 pm
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Blinded by cauliflower! I love cauliflower.

Today has been a definite salad day, very chill and laid back, not much effort put into things. Ermm, actually… what does “salad days” mean? I’ve never actually looked it up before now; I’ve only heard it used a couple of times, and I get totally mixed meanings from the contexts that they’re in. Crazy? Youthful? Fresh? Wacked out?

When in doubt, we kneel at the feet of the master, Wikipedia.

Wikipedia say:
“Salad days” is an idiomatic expression, referring to a youthful time, accompanied by the inexperience, enthusiasm, idealism, innocence, or indiscretion that one associates with a young person.

It also says that the first person to come up with this phrase was… Shakespeare?! In 1606? I didn’t know people in Renaissance-era England ate salads, or called them that, for that matter. I thought they ate roast beef and potatoes all the time. (Ewww…)I hope I’m in my salad days right now. I want to be inexperienced, enthusiastic, idealistic, innocent, and, yes, indiscrete. Yes, I want to see the world with wide, enthusiastic eyes…


1 Comment »

  1. That’s a cool expression. I wish I could stay in my salad days and be naively innocent forever!

    Comment by Coppe — November 9, 2007 @ 4:00 am |Reply

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