Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 16, 2005
In Reply to: As brown as a berry posted by David FG on February 16, 2005
: : : from Chaucer, what is he referring to
: : It is a simile.
: : I spent so much time in the sun that I am now as brown as a berry.
: It is, but it is slightly odd as (off the top of the head)I can't think of a berry that is actually brown. Red, blue, black, yellow, white... but none brown.
I agree, however....: