Re: Comparison of philosophical languages
|From:||Patrick Dunn <pdunn@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 3:15|
Andrew Nowicki wrote:
> James Landau wrote:
> JL> I can tell that onion uses "optical" because it
> JL> has to do with the tear ducts, and the carrot
> JL> would probably be the best vegetable for "long"
> JL> because its body isn't much more than a long
> JL> stick, or that the cauliflower is "sexual"
> JL> because it consists of flowers, or that corn
> JL> grows as "high" as an elephant's eye, but how
> JK> did you get "warm" for potato? If I heard a
> JL> compound word "warm vegetable", I never would
> JL> be able to have guessed what vegetable it was.
> Raw potatoes are toxic, but cooked ones are safe
> to eat. There are a few tropical vegetables having
> the same property.
This isn't true. I've eaten raw potatoes. In fact, I
eat them as a snack.
Now, green potatoes are toxic, as are the potato vine
itself. But the potato is not.