We are enjoying jakfruit and bananas and plantains and passion fruit and oranges and avocados and guavas, every day, coming out of our ears, but I had to laugh when this particular fruit, the pineapple, showed up in our kitchen! What makes it even funnier is that we can get pineapples that are huge, sometimes 2 or 3 times the size of the ones you get in the grocery store in the U.S. Back in Congo, there was a wondrous word, at least for me, to indicate something extremely undersized. The reason I say “at least for me” is because I use it for things inanimate, but it actually is a derogatory word if used for people. The word is bamogigi. Isn’t that a great word? This pineapple, which fits in the palm of my hand (my hands are big, but not THAT big) is definitely a bamogigi. Please feel free to use this word, next time something of an unnaturally small size shows up near you! Bamogigi!