Remember how yesterday we were sorta kinda making fun of Greg Ryberg for not knowing (although I assumed he was being facetious) that the collards vote was for SC “official leafy vegetable,” not “official vegetable?”
Turns out that Ryberg had it right, and Larry Martin, and The Associated Press, and bradwarthen.com, all had it wrong. AP moved this correction last evening:
SC legislators make collards state vegetable
Corrects that the designation is for “official vegetable” instead of “official leafy vegetable.”
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina senators have named collard greens the state’s official vegetable.
The Senate on Tuesday approved recognizing collard greens with a 30-12 vote. The proposal needs to get routine final approval Wednesday before being sent to the House.
State Sen. Greg Ryberg of Aiken wondered why collards were getting singled out for recognition and not something like green beans.
State Sen. Larry Martin of Pickens said the designation was for a leafy vegetable and green beans weren’t leafy vegetables.
But the legislation doesn’t limit the designation to a leafy vegetable.
That means collard greens can stand tall over everything from everything from arugula to zucchini.
I don’t know about the AP, but I suddenly feel the need for a leafy vegetable with which to cover my nakedness…