|A sweaty boy pondering the |
mysteries of grapefruit.
"Why are they called grapefruit? They don't look like grapes. They aren't the same color as grapes. They don't taste like grapes."
I honestly have never really thought about it before. I mean, a grapefruit is a grapefruit, right? Why is a banana called a banana?
Anyway, the reason apparently is based on how grapefruits grow on trees. They often grow in clusters that remind you of a bunch of grapes. Some say that it comes from the look of immature grapefruits that are green and look more like grapes than when they're ripe.
Oh, by the way, "banana" is from the Arabic word for "fingers."