Re: CHAT: Strawberry (was Re: Lexical Relatedness Morphology (wa Re: [Conlangs-Conf] Conference Overview))
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 8, 2006, 21:45|
On 5/8/06, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> 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.
No one liked it?!! Gooseberry pie is the only thing my wife enjoys
more than chocolate. I also like it; very tart (of course, I like
rhubarb pie as well). We can't get our gooseberry bushes to produce
any berries; too hot and dry, I think.