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They gave you a black banana in your lunch box?
便當盒裡的黑香蕉

A lunch box and a black banana are shown in an undated photo.
配有黑香蕉的便當盒。拍攝日期未知。

Photo: screen grab from the MiaoliAny facebook group
照片:翻攝自「苗栗大小事」臉書社團

A parent posted an article on “MiaoliAny,” a Facebook group, saying that black bananas had astoundingly been included in a school meal. The parent threatened to send the Miaoli County commissioner an express delivery of black bananas if they showed up in lunch boxes again. However, after the county’s department of education and the school in question looked into the matter, it was found to be just a muddle. A child did not eat his banana at lunchtime and put it in a steel lunch box for several hours before taking it home. Consequently, the banana peel turned black.

The article sparked discussions among netizens, but the author has since deleted it. Several people said they also had similar experiences, in which peels of uneaten bananas at home turned black, but the pulp usually remained tasty, and so it should not be a big problem. “It is just a mistake,” said the netizens.

(Liberty Times, translated by Ethan Zhan)

一名家長在網路社團「苗栗大小事」發文指出,學校的營養午餐居然發放黑香蕉,並嗆說,如果有下一次,會叫校長寄快遞給縣長。不過,縣府教育處和學校一查,原來是一場烏龍,是小朋友將中午沒吃的香蕉,用鐵便當盒裝起來,悶在裡面數小時帶回家,導致香蕉皮變黑。

文章一出,引起不少網友討論,但如今發文者已將文章刪除。不少民眾說,其實家裡都有香蕉放到皮變黑的經驗,但是果肉通常都很可口,應該不是問題,直呼:「誤會一場吧!」。

(自由時報記者蔡政?)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. look into phr.

查;調查 (cha2; diao4 cha2)

例: I have ordered the police to look into the recent accidents taking place in Jurassic Park.

(我已命令警察調查近期發生在侏羅紀公園的幾起意外。)

2. spark v.

引起 (yin2 qi3)

例: The young student’s speech has sparked heated discussions on the Internet.

(這位年輕學生的演講在網路上引起熱烈的討論。)

3. pulp n.

果肉 (guo3 rou4)

例: I prefer to drink juice with pulp, because I enjoy drinking and chewing at the same time.

(我比較喜歡喝參有果肉的果汁,因為我喜歡一邊喝一邊咀嚼。)


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