Thursday, March 10, 2011

Marmite/Vegemite and World Leaders

The subject of a recent Q&A amongst pupils and their visitors, President Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia when the latter was on a recent visit to the US. The two leaders were responding to a question asked by an 11th grade student at Wakefield High School where the President and Prime Minister visited a US history class this afternoon. A student wanted to know what vegemite really is, which prompted the debate.

“It’s like a quasi-vegetable byproduct paste. That you smear on your toast for breakfast,” Obama said sarcastically adding for emphasis, “sounds good, doesn’t it?”
I prefer Marmite. What is Marmite? Vegetable extract, salt, yeast extract, spice extract, Niacin, vitamin B12, riboflavin, Folic Acid, Thiamin. Plants love it, actually. Obviously, this is a divisive issue.

1 comment:

Rupert de Bear said...

And if Australia and New Zeraland ever go to war it will not be over rugby but over which Vegemite is the better!

But in the meantime they'll continue to support each other in time of flood and earthquake :)

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