fishy-fishPrior to yesterday, I had never before heard of “Swedish Fish”.

Apparently, they are some kind of very popular gummy candy.

My ignorance surfaced when the eldest gel was trying to explain a comic strip to me that she had found particularly funny that morning, “Swedish Fish” being an integral part of the punchline in the last frame.

When I confessed that I hadn’t any idea what she was talking about, she gave me a look suggesting that she was beginning to question what planet I come from.

Perhaps I am a bit of a freak in this sense.  For anyone else out there who might share my ignorance, I pass on this vignette in order to save you from similar embarassment.