Yes, this article is actually about broccoli

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o my editor just handed me a press release from the BBC that says at the very top in overly large letters, “Britain’s courgette crisis.”

Since I had no idea what that meant, I read the first sentence, which helpfully explained, “Britain is currently in the throes of a courgette crisis.”

My first guess was that they were having trouble with one of those cute little sports cars they make over there. 

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