Greepfruit Receipt

This is just another cute misspelling that caught my eye on a receipt for some grapefruit (spelled “greepfruit”) that we had purchased from the supermarket. Food prices here are generally considerably cheaper than in the USA. This receipt shows that the price per kilo (1 kilo = 2.2 pounds) for the “greepfruit” is 6 Saudi Riyals, which is the equivalent of about $1.50 US. So for 1/2 kilo (about 1 pound) of grapefruit, the cost was 3 riyals or about $.75 US. How does that compare to your neck of the woods?

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Greepfruit Receipt

  1. Chiara says:

    We have Floridian greepfruit so I am sure the prices are high. Also haven’t seen any at home for a while…must be high! LOL 🙂

  2. In France the price of grapefruit is by piece rather than by kilo.
    At the moment “greepfruit” (cute indeed!!!) is between 50 and 60 eurocent a piece.

  3. Dimple says:

    Grapefruit here are generally sold individually, and a common price for the red variety is $.69. I have one in my fridge which weighs 12 ounces, and that works out to $.92 a pound.

  4. So much fun. I love the language posts from around the world. Can’t you just hear a native speaker of Arabic saying “greepfruit”? I can imagine how a speaker of English sounds saying “sherbert” in Arabic!

    The flame sculpture in the traffic circle would be hard to miss when driving by!!


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