Okay, so there was Lozenge but that was only a pararhyme -close,but no cigar.Fear not my friends I bring goodly news ,especially for all you rhyming poets out there struggling with a fruity ode. According to 'New Scientist magazine' we will shortly have a more potentially 'everyday' household word - 'The Borange'.
Cuban scientists ,after a decade of genetic research, have finally managed to combine a banana with an orange.Big deal ye might cry, a mushy mishapen hybrid no doubt ,but No ,for here's the clever bit that took so long , the fruit looks and peels exactly like an orange but inside are alternating segments of pure orange and pure banana ! How cool is that? And there's more! An orange has 11 segments so is difficult to divide in half, the mighty Borange however has 12 segment,six banana and six orange-Perfecto!
The whole project was the brainchild of an Saudi Arabian oil sheik who got the inspiration from an American hamburger joint that used mayonnaise and tomato ketchup squeezed out in stripes from a single tube.How wonderful it would be, he thought ,to combine his two favourite fruits.He then commisioned 3 leading fruit geneticists to work on the project.The only downside is that thus far the Borange trees have only produced 5 fruit at a cost of ONE MILLION DOLLARS each!!!!! However the Cubans are confident that mass production is only 12 months away with modified irradiated quick growing trees and that the Borange business could net annual profits of 500 million globally by 2012. Wow, can't wait ,I wonder will they stock them in Aldi?