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Discussion in 'Politics & Current Affairs' started by Neophyte, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Trusted Member

  2. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Trusted Member

  3. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

    Has anyone tried this, does it really work. Unfortunately, I'm one of the few that don't cry when peeling onions, so I can't test this.
     
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  4. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry, if I offended you, but check into the Nature Conservancy, you might like them.
     
  5. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    LOL... I take it you didn't read the WHOLE message...

    Sincerely, Secret Wishes
    PETA Member
    ===> People who Eat Tasty Animals <===
     
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  6. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    I'm cooking tomorrow and will be cooking up some onions... I'll let you know.
     
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  7. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

    No, I read it, but better safe than sorry.
     
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  8. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

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    Aww... you're sweet
     
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  9. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

  10. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    Georgia: Not surprised... I lived there at one time and yeah... not the brightest bunch...

    Monowi... I wonder how that works in terms of state and county taxes/benefits...

    EDIT: REGARDING STRAWBERRIES
    (excerpt from Stanford Magazine)

    Botanists define a fruit as the portion of a flowering plant that develops from the ovary. It contains the seeds, protecting them and facilitating dispersal. (The definition of a vegetable is a little fuzzier: any edible part of a plant that isn't a fruit.) Subcategories within the fruit family—citrus, berry, stonefruit or drupe (peaches, apricots), and pome (apples, pears)—are determined by which parts of the flower/ovary give rise to the skin, flesh and seeds.

    Strawberries and raspberries aren't really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Tomatoes fall into this group, as do pomegranates, kiwis and—believe it or not—bananas. (Their seeds are so tiny it's easy to forget they're there.)
    One might think that owing to their superficial similarities to stonefruits, avocados might be classified as drupes. But no, they're actually considered a berry, too—with one, giant seed.
    =====
    So, bananas are berries and strawberries/raspberries are not berries. Go figure, ne?

    -SW
     
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  11. whitecoffee1

    whitecoffee1 I Hate Custom Titles

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  12. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Trusted Member

    the internet is full of un-proven information but i am sure someone tested it somewhere...you never know
     
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  13. Akbloke

    Akbloke Ex Pig-Fixer "Videmus Agamis"

    I think that you left out a word there Secret...

    To be accurate, Kiwis are either:

    A/. A Bird, native to New Zealand and unless in a zoo at another location (I think that there might be a breeding pair in New York Zoo) only found in that country, and
    B/. A New Zealander. Due to the Kiwi being only found in NZ, New Zealanders call themselves (proudly) "Kiwis".

    What you are referring to is of course, a Kiwi Fruit, which until it became popular by the name of "Kiwifruit" was otherwise known as a "Gooseberry"

    Cheers...
     
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  14. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

    A collision of cultures.

    In the US, they are just referred to as "Kiwi", but yes the reference did mean the fruit. As for the part you highlighted, that was a direct quote from the article, not my writing (hence the summary citation).

    I am aware of the native use of the word, but then where would be my journalistic integrity?

    -SW
     
  15. Insp Gadget

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  16. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

    I think gooseberries mean something different in the U.S.
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  17. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

  18. Neophyte

    Neophyte Moderator Staff Member

  19. whitecoffee1

    whitecoffee1 I Hate Custom Titles

    Kiwis are CHINESE GOOSEBERRIES. Please don't forget the word "chinese".

    It is kinda like in french:

    If you ask for "pomme", you will get an apple.

    but

    if you ask for "pomme de terre" (meaning: "apple from/out of the ground") , you will get a potato.

    .....

    Also in german, we have:

    "Apfel" = apple

    "Apfelsine" (meaning "apple from china") = orange.
     
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  20. SecretWishes

    SecretWishes Moderator Staff Member

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    The wonders of clashing cultures and language...

    -SW
     
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