Now for today’s edition of,
What the Hell is THIS?

Before I get to today’s post I have to announce the winner of Friday’s “Caption This Contest.”

It is my pleasure to announce the winner of absolutely nothing other than the title of WINNER, is …

Aimee!  Whose quote to accompany the parked flatbed truck full of Christmas Trees was …

“Stymied, the driver finally stopped to ask for directions. His GPS had apparently never heard of “Whoville.”

O.K.  Onto the post!


My mom has this in her kitchen drawer.

She doesn’t know what it is.

I don’t know what it is.

The fella doesn’t know what it is.

Do you know?

Welcome to today’s edition of …

Normally I wouldn’t bother you with something as trivial as this. I’d write an actual post. With accompanying pictures that didn’t look like they were taken with a homemade camera. But it’s been driving us crazy. Plus, I need to go on an all out hunt for pinecones today so I didn’t really have time for a post. Plus it’s been driving us crazy.

I think it has something to do with limes. I have absolutely no reason to think this other than the fact that the tool is green and so is a lime. Using the same reasoning it could also have something to do with a Boston Fern, cucumbers, mouldy bread or Kermit the Frog.

So … what would you call this if you were writing home?  Best guesses also accepted.



Aimee!  Whose quote to accompany the parked flatbed truck full of Christmas Trees …

“Stymied, the driver finally stopped to ask for directions. His GPS had apparently never heard of “Whoville.”


  1. Karen says:

    Maybe it can also be used as an eggbeater? :)

  2. carole says:

    I can’t believe I just read every one of the previous comments and here it is almost Christmas and I am procrastinating and now I have an earworm, AVOCADO,AVOCADO, I need to get a life.

  3. Jen says:

    Avocado slicer. Or if you are my 6 year old…an acovado slicer.

  4. Aimee says:

    Oh COOL! I was out of pocket all weekend and am just catching up on my RSS feed. Yay, me! Thanks!!

    (And, for the record, I did know what that tool is for, even though it’s gross. Avocados are as icky as bell peppers.)

  5. Melissa says:

    Oh my goodness…my first thought was NOTHING G, PG, PG-13 or even R rated. Straight to Un-Rated. So, I’ll go along with everyone else with Avocado slicer (which I could use since my tree keeps dropping them) and then we’ll just never-mind what I first thought this implement of torture…um…kitchen tool might have been.

  6. Gayla T says:

    My God! I’ve spent hours and hours trying to find out what this was so I can finally be of service to you in return for all the wonderful things I’ve learned from you and I am too late. In future, once you know the answer, please email me immediately so I can get some sleep and not continue with my around the clock research. Even the experts at Kansas State University School for Home Economists had no help for me and to think I drove the sixty miles there for help when you already knew. However, while there I did check up on that thing growing on your thigh and found it is a disease passed by sexual contact with Chickens. Let me just say that if you think for a moment I’m going to spend my precious time to research for a cure you are barking up the wrong tree. Now, trees I do know a lot about, especially the Avocadous Rashiousis that also is being researched as a cure for…..wait for it….. things growing on thighs due to sexual contact with chickens. You perv!

  7. Kerri says:

    “Avocado” has no meaning now. A-vo-ca-do, avo-cado, avocado avocado avocado. Nope, the word is alien to me now.

  8. Fella says:

    Who was the runner up in the caption contest?

  9. Lauren says:

    Well, I cheated and consulted The Google. Yep, it is indeed an avocado slicer. Mystery solved. However, and it pains me to tell you this, you appear to have the Yugo model. Crate and Barrel carry the Mercedes of avocado slicers. Of course I don’t know if this helps us Canadians. Do we have Crate and Barrel? Will we be doomed to slice our avocados like cave people? Bad enough I discovered that I could have been using a pineapple slicer all these years….

  10. pumpkin says:

    Its a pine cone scoop. You used it, right?

  11. Kristin says:

    Just wanted to take a second to tell you that I had NO FREAKIN’ IDEA what that ridiculous thing was. It appears that your family and I were the only ones. Quite a fun game, though. Thanks!

  12. Caroline says:

    Duh…it’s a chicken neck scratcher!

  13. Leslie says:

    I love avacado’s and gadgets!

    Great find! :)

  14. Jill@BarrioAdjacent says:

    Avocado slicer. Here in Los Angeles I actually have a couple of avocados sitting on my kitchen counter that I got from my friend’s tree.

    • Karen says:

      From their TREE???? FROM THEIR TREE????? That’s fantastic! I have an avocado on my counter for lunch too … but … it’s from the store. Not THE TREE! ~ karen

  15. Evalyn says:

    It bears a resemblance to a do-hickey that you use to scape the winter hair coat off a horse. Or a whisk. OR, here’s a crazy idea: avacado slicer.

  16. Lynn says:

    A poor avocado slicer and a great caption!

  17. Nancy says:

    Karen…If Betty doesn’t know what it is …How did it get in her drawer????

  18. Anna says:

    Ok, I’m still trying to figure why everyone needs a knife and a spoon to deal with the avocado. Knife only needed for those of you who want to do less washing up. Cut avocado in half with knife. Remove pit with knife. Slice or dice in skin with knife. Then just pinch the avocado skin to make the pieces come out. Easy peasy.

  19. Jen says:

    Um…400th ditto on avocado slicer. Thought I was clever for a second there, before I scrolled down to the comments box…

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