Ask a silly question #2 – Coconut health drink


Well I have received my second silly question. It’s funny and also impossible to answer.

Name: Grace Nomel

Ask your silly question: Someone I know very recently tried a new coconut health drink for the first time.
On opening the carton of drink and smelling its contents, as you do, she exclaimed,
“That smells hairy”

Staying out of the gutter, I wonder,
Could you help me out with a description of the smell of “hairy” please?

Thank you for your question Grace.

It is definitely a prize winning question but,unfortunately, I haven’t started any prizes yet.

At first glance, this sounds like Synesthesia when one sense can trigger a response from another sense.

Sometimes if someone says a number they experience a taste.

Or even numbers can take on a flavor like chocolate, if it’s an odd number or strawberries for even numbers.

However your friend is making a strange association,it may not be synesthesia.

It could be an over familiarity with hairy coconuts, But :

Scary Hairy

I think I can reverse engineer this one.

She’s drinking coconut – smells hairy.

She has to drink some hair to see if it smells like coconut.

Try this first before reading further.

If the hair doesn’t smell of coconut I can only conclude that the Coconut health drink that smells ‘hairy’ must be dangerous.

Meaning that the health drink is as dangerous  to riding a unicycle on a cliff edge – which could perhaps be conceptual Synesthesia.

Where a person relates the experience of the senses to different unrelated concepts.

The color blue may be ‘falling off a ladder’ for example

or Purple may be overturning in a kayak.

Very hairy.

It is much more likely that the coconut health drink reminded her of  coconut shampoo.

I do hope you persuaded her to try my suggestion first. There was no  reason whatsoever for doing it.

I also hope my answer passed your silly criteria.


Tim Willow    Why this blonkers blog?


Previous Silly question #1 – which was actually quite a sensible question.

Why not ask your own silly question?

You may also have noticed that there is no reason for a hippopotamus crossing sign.

15 thoughts on “Ask a silly question #2 – Coconut health drink

  1. I’m not sure there’s ever a need for a hippopotamus crossing sign, but it’s lovely just the same.
    As for the hairy coconut, perhaps she misspoke and it actually smelled like Harry. Either way, it can’t be good.

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  2. The coconut health drinking person said no to the hair drinking experiment.
    Couldn’t even convince them to lick a u bend quickly.
    One of life’s mysteries I guess.
    (Although it’s starting to bug me now)

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  3. I see what you mean – at least when something smells fishy, one has a very definite idea about what ‘fishy’ might smell like. I suppose it depends on what shampoo one is using – perhaps it is Timotei?

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    • Exactly 🙂
      If a thing ‘smells like feet’ or a pig’s arse, an understanding is quite simple.

      Coconuts are hairy, as are forearms, caterpillars and mouldy oranges.

      I’m starting to believe the answer will be found in classifying the type of hair.

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