Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sunburst Oranges Presents: The Lighter Side Of Lemons

As most of you regular readers know that on Wednesday we tend to publish the fun and unusual side of life’s events. A quick search on Google “the lighter side of lemons” returns tons of low cal recipes using lemons. I guess that proves you just have to careful what you search for.
So here are a few Lemon jokes and sayings that are about or use the “lemon” word.

Lemons are healthy fruits, rich in vitamin C and other nutrients, used in a myriad of wonderful products and recipes from lemonade and lemon meringue pie to cleaning agents. So, why do we call crappy cars lemons?

The Online Etymology Dictionary indicates that there are several possible origins for ‘lemon’ being used to refer to an inferior product. One possibility is that it came from early 20th century American slang, where a ‘lemon’ referred to "a person who is a loser, a simpleton," as a lemon. Another possibility is that the term originated from British pool hall slang, where a ‘lemon game’ was a game played by a hustler. It seems most likely that that the use of a ‘lemon’ as a bad car came from another British slang term from the early 1900’s in which “to hand someone a lemon” was "to pass off a sub-standard article as a good one."

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Lemons suggest bitterness, while lemonade is a delicious sweet drink.

The phrase was initially coined by Christian anarchist writer Elbert Hubbard in a 1915 obituary he penned and published for dwarf actor Marshall P. Wilder. The obituary, entitled The King of Jesters, praises Wilder's optimistic attitude and achievements in the face of his disabilities: "He was a walking refutation of that dogmatic statement, Mens sana in corpore sano. His was a sound mind in an unsound body. He proved the eternal paradox of things. He cashed in on his disabilities. He picked up the lemons that Fate had sent him and started a lemonade-stand."

Another “Lemon” quote that fits well into today’s topic. “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” I might add that from Sunburst Oranges you can get some great fresh Lemons to make your lemonade.

Lemons come to the rescue of sailors. Treatment by fresh food, particularly citrus fruit, was periodically implemented, as it had been since antiquity. However until the 1930s, treatment was inconsistent, with many ineffective treatments used into the 20th century. It was a Scottish surgeon in the Royal Navy, James Lind, who first proved it could be treated with citrus fruit in experiments he described in his 1753 book A Treatise of the Scurvy, though following a failed trial with extracted lime juice, it would be 40 years before effective prevention based on fresh produce became widespread.

Or "When life gives you melons, you just may have dyslexia."

Are you looking for the perfect wholesome and healthy fresh lemons to use as gifts for a business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257

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