Salad days

Shakespeare mentions these in Antony & Cleopatra (Act 1, Scene 5)

β€œπ”π”Ά π”°π”žπ”©π”žπ”‘ π”‘π”žπ”Άπ”°, 𝔴π”₯𝔒𝔫 β„‘ π”΄π”žπ”° 𝔀𝔯𝔒𝔒𝔫 𝔦𝔫 𝔧𝔲𝔑𝔀𝔒π”ͺ𝔒𝔫𝔱”.

The reference is to the years of inexperienced youth – green is the fresh colour of young vegetables used in salads, and represents anyone who is young and lacking in experience. This also accounts for the use of the terms β€˜green’ and β€˜greenhorn’ for anyone considered to be a novice, raw hand, or simpleton.

P.S: and salad is delicious πŸ˜‹ with the right dressing of courseπŸ’š.