By Any Other Name

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4 June 2008

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Drabble Challenge #8 [Alternate]

Prompt: pig juice

"Is it safe for humans?" the diplomat paused, looking nervously at the pale blue fruit.


He bit into the tangy sweet fruit, letting the juice run down his chin.

"Good, isn't it?"

"Amazing! Kind of an orangey strawberry flavour." He wiped his mouth, then took another bite. "They're going to love this back on Earth."

"The natives use it in cooking, desserts, beverages--"

"We should bottle this."

"We'll have to change the name."

"Why? Alien names are popular now."

"They call it p'iig."

"That's not so bad. We can-- Oh..."

"Do we really think we can sell p'iig juice?"




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Bad Taste Room1 June 2008


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