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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Thursday, May 15, 2003, 21:10
On Thu, 2003-05-15 at 22:37, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse � Tristan McLeay : > > Being a fan of mushroom (my father knows many places to pick up rare and > delicous mushroom), I can tell you that they are extremely tasty :)) .
Being a hater of mushrooms, I can tell you that they aren't...
> > but when you don't eat > >mushrooms or olives, it severely limits the variety of pizzas you can > >have. > > Indeed :)) . I don't eat olives, but they are easy to get out of the pizza > anyway ;
Only if you can be bothered annoying everyone else and ordering them with no pizza, otherwise you have to pick at just about everything that's on them...
> > I call mushrooms fungi (the plural of fungus, normally pronounced > >in these parts as /faNgai/) to reflect how much I love them. > > What ignorance can do to people...
I have eaten them before. It is not an unfounded accusation on them. And I can walk into a room, very hungry, where mushrooms (or bacon) are being or have recently been cooked and suddenly lose all hunger.
> A foot disease I've been suffering for years and haven't been able to get > rid of yet :((( .
> >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. > > Because they are poisonous for us, just like you can't eat all species of > fish nor all species of animals for similar reasons.
Yeah, I know, I'm giving letting my opinion on mushrooms come through :)
> Or rather, the mushroom is the part of an entity of the fungus kingdom, > specifically the reproductive organ. In French the term "champignon" refers > to everything (including the foot fungi), but IIRC in English "mushroom" > refers only to the edible part of the creature, not to the mycelium (the > web-like "roots" of the mushroom which are the actual fungus thing).
Ah, that's interesting. -- Tristan