Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 15, 2003, 12:40|
En réponse à John Cowan :
>Technically, a mushroom is the fruiting body, the part that sticks up
>above the soil (or other substrate) and is eaten. "Toadstool", as others
>have said, refers to a poisonous mushroom. Fungi that do not have
>fruiting bodies are called "molds", especially when they invade food.
>(This is usually bad, although in the case of blue cheese, which is
>cheese invaded by _Penicillium notatum_, the common blue-green mold of bread,
>it is considered good. Go figure.)
It just depends on the species that invaded the cheese. Most have a
negative effect, but some have a positive one :) .
You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.