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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Thursday, May 8, 2003, 9:12
Andreas Johansson wrote:

>Incidentally, what is the difference 'tween "mushroom" and "fungus"? > >
Mushrooms pass as food. I'm not sure how, but when you don't eat mushrooms or olives, it severely limits the variety of pizzas you can have. I call mushrooms fungi (the plural of fungus, normally pronounced in these parts as /faNgai/) to reflect how much I love them. Fungi includes toadstools, mushrooms, at least one kind of foot disease and others besides. Toadstools, which I'm guessing is the next question, are mushroom-looking-like things that even those who pass mushrooms as food won't eat. They're also what faries sit on. I've never seen a toad sitting on one. If I remember correctly, and I probably don't, fungus is a kingdom like plant or animal. Mushrooms are merely a subset of them. -- Tristan <kesuari@...>


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>