what’s the opposite of lemon?

okay. it has been bugged my mind for days. i need to know now. it’s about the metaphor ‘when life give you lemons, blablabla’. what’s the opposite of lemon that represents the good stuff?? is it apple? or grape? or there actually none?

 

lemon is good

Lemon is good?

my curiosity almost killed me, i try google buttt, there are soooo many version of the saying which makes me even more confused. I asked several people but nobody sure about it.

so, please, anybody, let me know?

‘When Life Gives You Lemons’

Image taken from Swissmiss, a design blog and studio run by Tina Roth Eisenberg.

life. lemons. god! suddenly i’m craving for some lemonade. might go to the nearest convenience store and buy one. ughhh my consumerism is killing me.

——-

Thanks to ‘acct student’ now I got the answer. Turns out that the opposite of lemon is: PLUM.

Really?

 

Red Plum

Plum?

Not sure.

Well, at least in terms of accounting, it is.

LEMONS AND PLUMS, in finance, LEMON is an investment with a poor or negative rate of return; and, PLUM is an investment with a healthy rate of return.

http://www.ventureline.com/accounting-glossary/L/lemons-and-plums-definition/

Speaking of plum and lemon, there’s this one veggie (or fruit?) called ‘Plum Lemon’. WHAT? yeah, things couldn’t get weirder. Thank you google, you expand my knowledge extensively (i hope! amen!)

The plum lemon looks like this:

Plum Lemon Tomato

Plum Lemon Tomato

Plum Lemon Tomato, it’s like combining 3 different fruits (botanically, tomato is a fruit) into one. And it’s actually a TOMATO that SHAPED like lemon.

So why bother put ‘Plum’ to the name of the fruit??

Hmm, I just can’t understand sometimes. . .

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5 Responses to “what’s the opposite of lemon?”
  1. Bayu Ardhyanto says:

    Hmmm, Interesting one there. Funny thoughts always been you favourite. lemonade with pretzels would be great eh?

  2. Bayu Ardhyanto says:

    *your

  3. acct student says:

    my prof actually asked that in class and it was a legitimate qs too! a very smart person in class said “plums” but ya .. i’m googling for an answer too 🙂

    • kennymoron says:

      cool! have you got the answer yet? it could be plums, or grape. Or berries?? still no answer here..

      edit: ohhh, you did! THANK YOU! finalllyyyyyyyy 😀

  4. acct student says:

    http://www.ventureline.com/accounting-glossary/L/lemons-and-plums-definition/

    “LEMONS AND PLUMS, in finance, LEMON is an investment with a poor or negative rate of return; and, PLUM is an investment with a healthy rate of return.” 🙂

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