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They used to be called purple onions

but now go by red onions. They're purple not red, WTF?

by Anonymousreply 20June 10, 2024 10:53 PM

I think my grandparents called them Florida onions, if I recall correctly?

Was that a thing?

by Anonymousreply 1June 10, 2024 4:31 AM

Wasn’t the Purple Onion a restaurant on the Upper West Side ?

by Anonymousreply 2June 10, 2024 4:33 AM

Red Cabbage is also purple.

by Anonymousreply 3June 10, 2024 6:27 AM

Very Dark Lavender Onions?

by Anonymousreply 4June 10, 2024 7:49 AM

Why is there no blue food?

by Anonymousreply 5June 10, 2024 1:52 PM

I never heard "purple" onions -- they're red onions.

by Anonymousreply 6June 10, 2024 2:29 PM

I hear both purple and red, I say red.

by Anonymousreply 7June 10, 2024 3:16 PM

I was far into adulthood when I realized what pomegranates were. My dad called them Chinese apples.

by Anonymousreply 8June 10, 2024 4:26 PM

There used to be a bar in Western Massachusetts, years ago, called the Purple Onion. I vaguely recall (as a child) some local rumors about it being a gay bar, but I don't think that was the case. Perhaps the local hillbillies assumed it was gay because of the color purple or some simplistic nonsense like that. It closed and was deserted for a while before opening as something else, but I always wondered what kind of place it actually was.

by Anonymousreply 9June 10, 2024 4:31 PM

Not in my house growing up. I thought “purple onion” was not the right term, but people say it because they think it’s wrong to call them red.

by Anonymousreply 10June 10, 2024 4:35 PM

No, dear. They were called BERMUDA ONIONS. I hate em, always have.

by Anonymousreply 11June 10, 2024 4:37 PM

I always call it purple cabbage but I say red onions, because that’s what I grew up hearing my mother say.

by Anonymousreply 12June 10, 2024 5:25 PM

Both the onion and the cabbage look purple or magenta to me.

Also, all kinds of things (foods) are called "white," when they're really not white. White wine is yellow. Etc.

by Anonymousreply 13June 10, 2024 6:35 PM

R13- White cabbage 🥬 is light green.

by Anonymousreply 14June 10, 2024 7:28 PM

[quote]I was far into adulthood when I realized what pomegranates were. My dad called them Chinese apples.

Kiwis are sometimes called Chinese gooseberries. And cilantro can be called Chinese parsley.

by Anonymousreply 15June 10, 2024 7:51 PM
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by Anonymousreply 16June 10, 2024 7:55 PM

I like blue, r5.

by Anonymousreply 17June 10, 2024 8:21 PM

Blueberries, blue grapes, blue carrots, blue corn, Berry Blue Jell-O shots.

by Anonymousreply 18June 10, 2024 8:33 PM

Blue is pretty

by Anonymousreply 19June 10, 2024 9:54 PM

They are neither red nor purple... they magenta or puce.

by Anonymousreply 20June 10, 2024 10:53 PM
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