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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.