Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know
|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
> 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.