On my way to lunch the other day, I couldn't help but notice a rather odd bulletin board, apparently encouraging passers-by to partake in "National Nutrition Month."
Here's a picture of it:
By my reasoning, this has to be a trick question - mustn't a "pot of gold" by definition either be composed of or contain gold? However, the pictured pot isn't remotely golden-looking, and while the beans are a good source of iron, the pot is clearly not full of precious metals.
I don't know - maybe in nutritional nerd language, a "pot of gold" is some politically correct euphemism for "your big fat gut" or something, but from my point of view, a "pot of gold" has gold in it.
End of story.
Editor's Note: The Irish always get a bum rap for being hot-headed fellows, but I'll tell you what - if I reached the end of the rainbow and all I got was stinking pot of broccoli, I'd be pretty pissed too.