The cartoon marziportmandemic

Today’s Piccolo/Price Rhymes With Orange, with a perfect XYZ (= XY + YZ) portmanteau:

= /ˈmartsəˌpæn/ marzipan + /ˌpænˈdɛmɪk/ pandemic

Apparently, a marzipan pandemic in a gingerbread world. The song for the occasion begins:

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With gingerbread trees and a marzipan surprise

On the sugary almond meal confection marzipan, see my 11/19/17 posting “Three news bulletin for penguins”. in which the first bulletin is about marzipan penguins from the Niedegger shop in Lübeck, Germany (with information on marzipan).

(#2) A display of gorgeous marzipan food at the Niedegger Cafe

And then the gingerbread world. An illustration from the Betty Crocker Kitchens site, on 12/4/19, “How to Make a Gingerbread House”:


One Response to “The cartoon marziportmandemic”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    My reaction on reading this strip yesterday was “We should be so lucky.” (I’m very fond of marzipan, although I don’t have it often.)

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