Week in Words

The Wall Street Journal
"When Apricot Met Plum...," Personal Journal, Sept. 7 The funniest plant hybrid has to be "tomacco," a blend of tomato and tobacco plants, inspired by an episode of "The Simpsons." Tomacco has been created at least twice in real life; once by Rob Baur of Lake Oswego, Ore., back in 2003, who based his work on a 1959 experiment by researchers at Western Washington University.