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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. 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. Dirk