A little cross cultural anecdote:
I was at the supermarket today and saw a grapefruit. I realized I haven’t had one for a while and decided to get it. When I was about to pay, the cashier asked me about it.
Cashier: “Qual é o nome dessa fruta?” (what’s the name of this fruit?).
Cashier:”Ahhh, grapefruit!” (pronounced: grapefroochie)
Me: “sim, grapefruitchie…”
Cashier: “é gostoso?” (is it tasty?)
Me: “depende do gosto…” (depends on the taste..)
Me:”parece como laranga com acerola” (tastes like Orange with Acerola)
It’s strange to accept that grapefruits are not ubiquitous around the world. And I don’t even know how orange with acerola tastes like, I just heard someone explains it this way.. I am not even sure what acerola is…