Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

15-03-20-fresh

This (un)comely cow, suspended by its neck and tail at the roof of a booth, advertises fresh milk sold in the booth below. In response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh.

45 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

    1. Good point! The cow is regularly washed by snow and rain, so it’s not as filthy as its real-life counterpart. I find the cow however ridiculous. Come on, it’s not even violet, like Milka cows…

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      1. You know, when you start to learn a new language … they have all those little ‘example sentences’ in the books. When my husband started to learn Hebrew, way back in time, the first sentence he learned was: «The horse is on the roof.» 🙂 Such silly sentences — why would the horse be on the roof?! Another one, when practicing English pronunciation: «how now brown cow», and that’s a very common one!

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        1. Oh yes, example sentences… I know them all too well! Is horse on the roof some Hebrew proverb? I never heard of any cattle on the roof! Maybe it’s like the fiddler on the roof? How now brown cow is impossible for me to pronounce. On a related note, I remember example phrases from a linguistic book which we used at college. It was after the collapses of the Soviet Union, but the book wasn’t updated and contained phrases like arms race, five-year-plan and other ideologically marked sentences.

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          1. Ha! That must have felt weird! Now this brought up another example sentence in my memory; got it from an Englishman who was teaching English as Second Language back home. He tried to teach us to pronounce certain s:es as z … we’re not very good at that in Sweden. However; then sentence he gave us was «socialism is based on optimism» LOL Got a lot of z:s there 😀

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  1. For a moment there I thought the cow was real. Then read that it’s suspended on a roof…so silly me 😀 Very creative interpretation of this week’s challenge, and I like the bright blue. Who doesn’t like fresh milk? So many things you can make from it – cakes, milkshake, ice-creams 😀

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    1. Oh dear, that would be a poor, poor cow if it were a real one… Fortunately, it’s just an imitation. Now you made me crave a milkshake and/or ice-cream 😉 Should I go and get some milk from the stall? 😉

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      1. Now, you really should go and get some fresh milk and whipped it up into ice-cream and then a milkshake. Both 😀 Good end to the week and a good start to the week 🙂

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        1. You’re tempting me more and more 😉 It’s quite a food porn! Alas, I don’t think I could prepare any of the tasty things you describe – I make a point of not being able to cook even an egg… I know, how horrible. I live on instant food.

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          1. Guess what, Mara. Me too. I live on instant food, though I know how to fry and boil an egg. And boil rice 😀 Cooking isn’t something I do to often and when I do, I cook in bulk to last for a few days 🙂

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          2. You too live on instant food?! Wow… I wouldn’t have said so but I’m surely pleased that we’re fellows in this. Well, I probably could cook rice, it looks simpler than an egg, but I just can’t be bothered. And what’s worst, I actually enjoy the taste of the instant food 😮

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          3. Oh yes, Mara. We are like peas in a pod. Maybe it’s something to do with being academics (or me, future academic when I start my PhD)! If you want something to eat fast, cook an egg. A pot of rice usually takes an hour or so to boil 😀

            Me too, sadly. Love the taste of instant food!

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          4. That is an interesting observation and it’s probably right – people in the academia probably share certain inclinations, such as to instant food… And of course you’re an academic even before you start your PhD programme, a university student surely is an academic already!

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    1. Oh I thought it was on the wall rather than off the wall, it could be nasty if the cow should get disengaged and fall on someone’s head. I for one would hate to be killed by a cow. In any case, thank you for your linguistically intricate comment!

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