February 22, 2008
A roundup of recent fatalities around the world due to coconuts and coconut trees:
February 21, 2008
When Coconut Means Something ElseFunny how cultures differ in their racist slang. In the US, generations of schoolkids grew up familiar to the term "oreo", used to describe people who were "black on the outside but white on the inside."
In Africa, South Africa at least, they don't use "oreo", they use "coconut" for the same general purpose.
Here's an example of a South African editorial disparaging the rise of "intellectual coconuts" who write too much.