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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. one liked it :-(( Another bit of our British ~pioneer heritage down the drain. Lingonberry. Cloudberry. ???


Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>