Vital questions of our times

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The fine people at Lucky Peach recently put together a list of Nineteen of Roald Dahl’s Most Important Food Inventions. Sometimes I forget how incredibly messed up Dahl's writing was, and then a passage like this one, from The Witches, reminds me:
“The third one was little Birgit Svenson,” my grandmother said. “She lived just across the road from us. One day she started growing feathers all over her body. Within a month, she had turned into a large white chicken. He parents kept her for years in a pen in the garden. She even laid eggs.”

“What colour eggs?” I said.

“Brown ones,” my grandmother said. “Biggest eggs I’ve ever seen in my life. Her mother made omelettes out of them. Delicious they were.”
I mean... wow.
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Posted by: Julianka

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