Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

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
like dirt.


So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
-------Suzanne Knutzen

>From: Andrew Chaney <adchaney@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >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, > > > >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. >wet dirt). > >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 >mud. > >Quicksand too is distinct from mud. You can't make mud out of sand. You >just >get wet sand. > > >andy. > > >PS - I think I may have just proven your point...
_________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at


Andrew Chaney <adchaney@...>