I must admit I am learning quite a bit about plants, their uses, and their strange economies. I literally started this post solely on the merits of the song (hence the title), but then it evolved into a completely different thing. Coconuts and limes? Who knew?
Either way, I am coming to discover how incredibly robust the real economies are from agricultural products. Everything we know in modern medicine has some connection to plants, aspirin, rubber, anti-malarials, even medications for STDs. Who would have known?
And I also learned that coconut comes from the Spanish ‘coco’ which roughly translates as monkey head. The Latin/Linnaeaen name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Nucifera means nut-producing. You can rest easier with that knowledge. Please go about your day.