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Monday, May 16, 2021

Last night, I was over at my friends’ house, absorbing some home-life vibe. A big part of that is playing with their little 2-year-old daughter, who’s about as precocious as a 2-year-old can get.

She had just gotten a set of Strawberry Shortcake playing cards, and decided she wanted to play the match-the-cards game. The cards all had pictures of The Straw and her pals on them, but without their names (I guess that was part of the game, to foster image memorization).

It’s been a few years since I’ve been up on the kidvid pantheon of characters, so I’m not at all up on the names.

One of the friends was a little black girl. Seeing her, I blurted out, “So who is this, Blackberry Shortcake?”

It got a chuckle. Turns out the character’s real name is Orange Blossom. And all told, I’m sorta glad the little girl was too young to comprehend my comment.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 05/16/2005 06:11:10 PM
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  2. At least you didn’t say “Who is this, Darryl Strawberry Shortcake?”

    Comment by The Belt — 05/18/2005 @ 10:00:24 AM

  3. Oooh, touche!

    Comment by CT — 05/18/2005 @ 10:03:51 AM

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