Re: OT elephants, Wales (was NATLANG: Chinese parts of speech (or lack thereof)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 13, 2004, 16:28|
Ray Brown scripsit:
> After mulling over it for a couple of days, I still can't see what it has
> to do with Tarzan's testicles. Are these as tiny as bluberries? In any
> case, how do the elephants fit into the joke? I don't see the connexion.
My take on it is that elephant testicles (mass about 2.5 kg each)
look like blueberries (mass about 280 mg each, wild; about 900 mg
each, cultivated; the wild are a different species and taste better)
when compared with Tarzan's (average mass, male adult human, 42 g).
Unfortunately, the blueberry is a New World fruit.
> "Peanut butter" to me refers to the jar I have in the fridge at home here
> in the good ol' UK.
It would be interesting to know where the peanuts came from; I'd guess
Africa, though the peanut's origin is in South America. It surely came
to North America via the Caribbean, possibly with a trip through Africa
(its colloquial name "goober" is of African origin).
As for former President Carter, it is correct to associate him with peanut
butter, as he was primarily a peanut processor rather than a farmer.
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