Re: Comparison of philosophical languages
|From:||James Landau <neurotico@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 23:19|
In a message dated 1/21/2003 4:05:01 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> 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
JK? Did you notice you wrote "Just kidding" before this line?
> 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.
I sure didn't know that. I knew the potato was in the nightshade family, but
not that IT was one of the toxic ones.
There are a few tropical vegetables having>
> the same property.
Reminds me of cassava . . .
> JL> And "lightweight" for lettuce? Or are you just
> JL> referring to the very light nutritional value
> JL> of iceberg?
> Lettuce has low density (ratio of mass to volume).