Re: CHAT: Strawberry (was Re: Lexical Relatedness Morphology (wa Re: [Conlangs-Conf] Conference Overview))
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 8, 2006, 17:49|
David Peterson wrote:
I think it'd be hilarious if the
> first guy to grow them was named Harold Straw, and he sought
> to brand his berries...
>As is the case with Messrs. Boysen and Logan, IIRC.
Curiously, strawberries are "earth berries" in Germ. and Du-- Erdbeere and
aardbei, resp. Raspberry: Germ. Himbeere (Du. framboos, loan).
Cranberry is said to be < "crane berry"; and gooseberry-- I can't imagine
cranes or geese eating them-- maybe as a purgative? When I was a kid,
gooseberry bushes were common; rather a weed I suspect. Grandmother once
made us a g. pie...no one liked it :-(( Another bit of our British ~pioneer
heritage down the drain.
Lingonberry. Cloudberry. ???