Re: Interesting Words
|From:||Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 6, 2001, 10:43|
I'm assuming you were joking because, except for humus, I dissagree on every
point. I do think humus is quite distinct from mud. I'd consider it more
So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
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>From: Andrew Chaney <adchaney@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>Subject: Re: Interesting Words
>Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 00:15:01 -0600
>on 05/11/01 07:12, Muke Tever (alrivera@ALUMNI.SOUTHERN.EDU) wrote:
> > I like the "English words for mud" answer,
> > http://www.ucle.org/aue/ucle/ucle9.html
>Humus is not mud.
>Humus is something you get in Greek & Lebanese restaurants that tastes like
>sand mixed in wheat paste.
>Actually, as I understand it, humus refers specifically to decaying plant
>material. Rather like compost. Both of which are distinct from "mud" (i.e.
>And sludge too; sludge refers only to industrial waste, never to wet dirt.
>Clay isn't mud either.
>Gumbo is cooked in a pot and served over rice. It has nothing to do with
>Quicksand too is distinct from mud. You can't make mud out of sand. You
>get wet sand.
>PS - I think I may have just proven your point...