From a Roman Wall #95

romangif3Zoophilus and Literatus were deep in discussion as they entered the Forum Cafeterium. Absentmindedly they accepted their beakers of steaming caffeinus from Nellus Ursus the Barristerus.

Literatus continued to talk about how similar orange and lemon trees looked and how it was necessary to wait until they fruited to know which was which.

“Nature seems to want to confuse us.” Zoophilus commented. “It is much the same with apricots and plums. The trees are so similar that a fruit farmer can make the mistake.”

“It even happens with flowers and herbs,” added Literatus. “Lovage and Celery are so similar and don’t get me started on onions, garlic, chives and leeks!”

The conversation paused as they both took an appreciative sip of the best hot caffeinus in Rome.

Verbo Ipsum filled the conversational gap as he remarked, “I saw something similar to moss the other day, but I didn’t know what to lichen it to.”


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