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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,
andrew@MEDIANET.PL writes:

> 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).


Bryan Maloney <> <slimehoo@...>