Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

Pleasure and Pain

Posted by Neal on April 15, 2004

A nutrition brochure I was reading said something along these lines:

To lower your risk of cancer, enjoy 3 to 5 servings of fruit per day.

So if you’ve just been choking down your daily servings of fruit for the health benefit, this message seems to say, too bad for you. It’s not enough just to eat the fruit–you have to enjoy it, too.
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One Response to “Pleasure and Pain”

  1. […] by Neal on March 24, 2010 A few years ago, I wondered if eating something healthy (healthful, if you insist) wasn’t enough; you had to enjoy it, […]

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