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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 8:09am

 haresfur wrote:

The name game - spring onions v shallots


Then, some people argue that scallions/shallots/green onions are different from spring onions - the latter being larger regular onions before the brown skin forms.


 
I guess a lot of that is based upon where one lives.  In U.S. culinary circles, scallions, green onions, and spring onions are considered the same thing - having a small or non-existent bulb and cultivated primarily for their leaves.  Shallots, though obviously related, are considered very different plants.  I suppose one could harvest onions or shallots early in order to use the leaves.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 4:50pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Are you sure someone's not getting confused á la SFW and saying shallots when they mean scallions? When she says spring onions are aka shallots, I'll bet that's what's going on. 

 

The name game - spring onions v shallots


Then, some people argue that scallions/shallots/green onions are different from spring onions - the latter being larger regular onions before the brown skin forms.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 3:06pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I actually watched the whole thing

I wouldn't have made it to two minutes except I was *just* googling a few people whose names (on this list of names I had to type) were spelled Micheal (Instead of the usual Michael). I now know of two Micheals and I kind of want to go back in time and scold their mothers. 

 
{#Lol}

vsauce is pretty cool


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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 2:55pm

 miamizsun wrote:
about two minutes in...


 
I actually watched the whole thing

I wouldn't have made it to two minutes except I was *just* googling a few people whose names (on this list of names I had to type) were spelled Micheal (Instead of the usual Michael). I now know of two Micheals and I kind of want to go back in time and scold their mothers. 
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 2:28pm

about two minutes in...



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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 2:18pm

 haresfur wrote:

That's awesome. What you call peppers we call capsicum here.  More technically correct but it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. I was in the grocery store with a useless young checkout girl ("are these onions?" referring to the standard brown onions) and we had a confusing discussion about my spring onions, aka green onions, scallions.  She kept wanting to ring them up as shallots and I kept telling her shallots were like little brown onions.  Turns out spring onions are also called shallots here.

 
At the peppers/mangoes thing where mangoes are called peppers because pickled mangoes remind people of pickled peppers but that pickled peppers aren't a true pepper anyway.

At understanding why so many stores just punt and put 4-digit codes on everything in the produce section.  It's a 4051. I don't care if it looks like a pineapple, it's a 4051.

Are you sure someone's not getting confused á la SFW and saying shallots when they mean scallions? When she says spring onions are aka shallots, I'll bet that's what's going on. 
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 2:02pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

I really love the Internet.  I was going to write a post about how people around here are only now with the advent of global shipping networks and intermodal containers slowly starting to learn the difference between mangoes and bell peppers.   Most signs like that in grocery stores here will say "mangoes (fruit)".  I've always thought it was one of the strangest lexical oddities in a region with more than its share and without some independent verification you might think I was just making it up.  Some people I've told refuse to believe me.  I went to find something lo and behold I finally have an explanation for it.   It apparently is a little more widespread than I thought too.  I've only heard it in a dozen or so counties in southern Indiana a a little bit of Kentucky.  

 
That's awesome. What you call peppers we call capsicum here.  More technically correct but it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. I was in the grocery store with a useless young checkout girl ("are these onions?" referring to the standard brown onions) and we had a confusing discussion about my spring onions, aka green onions, scallions.  She kept wanting to ring them up as shallots and I kept telling her shallots were like little brown onions.  Turns out spring onions are also called shallots here.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 10:19am

 Proclivities wrote:

This one occupied my browser time for a while a few years back.

 
It's a damn good thing I don't have a job anymore.    For so so many reasons.
 
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 10:17am

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  Yes, finding that site could turn out to be a disaster for me.  

 
This one occupied my browser time for a while a few years back.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 9:26am

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Excellent word-detective article, btw too lazy to make a separate post
 

  Yes, finding that site could turn out to be a disaster for me.  
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 9:04am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yeah I never did understand importing mineral water except for fanceh occasions like weddings or something. A weird extravagance but appreciated by people who want to celebrate with you but don't want wine.

 I did get some Perrier once back 30 years ago and was disappointed by a couple of things: 1) it has added carbonation... I thought it came out of the ground fizzy, which would have been cooler. and B) man did it make me loose my bowels. On a bicycle ride. 

what, it's not TMIThursday? 
 
 

 
lost bowels = band name
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:58am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yeah I never did understand importing mineral water except for fanceh occasions like weddings or something. A weird extravagance but appreciated by people who want to celebrate with you but don't want wine.

 I did get some Perrier once back 30 years ago and was disappointed by a couple of things: 1) it has added carbonation... I thought it came out of the ground fizzy, which would have been cooler. and B) man did it make me loose my bowels. On a bicycle ride. 

what, it's not TMIThursday? 
 
 

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:52am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Mangos yea, but mineral water and tomatoes?

 
Yeah I never did understand importing mineral water except for fanceh occasions like weddings or something. A weird extravagance but appreciated by people who want to celebrate with you but don't want wine.

 I did get some Perrier once back 30 years ago and was disappointed by a couple of things: 1) it has added carbonation... I thought it came out of the ground fizzy, which would have been cooler. and B) man did it make me loose my bowels. On a bicycle ride. 

what, it's not TMIThursday? 
 
 
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:50am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Mangos yea, but mineral water and tomatoes?

 
People who really swear by those European mineral waters probably consider it the same as importing wine or beer - they do taste different (or so I am told).  European tomatoes seems pretty excessive but I guess there's a demand.


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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:44am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I'd rather we shipped more food and less Chinese tchotchkes. I mean, we can make our own squirt guns but some of us can't grow Mangoes (fruit).
 
 
Excellent word-detective article, btw too lazy to make a separate post

 
Mangos yea, but mineral water and tomatoes?
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:42am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

It seems a little... not quite right that we can buy tomatoes from Italy and sparkling water from Germany for cheap in Oklahoma. Is shipping food around the world to wealthy markets sustainable?

 
I'd rather we shipped more food and less Chinese tchotchkes. I mean, we can make our own squirt guns but some of us can't grow Mangoes (fruit).
 
 
Excellent word-detective article, btw too lazy to make a separate post
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:40am

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 Like I said I had always wondered how the two could ever have been confused too until I found that article.   I will sleep easier tonight.
 
I'll have to let my friends know about that.  They also need to sleep.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:22am

 Proclivities wrote:

Several of my friends, some from Ohio and others from Indiana, have told me about people in both states calling peppers "mangoes".  None of them (one of whom has a PhD in biology/botany and another who is an organic farmer) seems to know the origin.  "Mangoes (fruit)" is also kind of funny since peppers are technically fruits.

 
 Like I said I had always wondered how the two could ever have been confused too until I found that article.   I will sleep easier tonight.

  


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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:10am

 Proclivities wrote:

Several of my friends, some from Ohio and others from Indiana, who have told me about people in both states calling peppers "mangoes".  None of them seems to know the origin.

 
It seems a little... not quite right that we can buy tomatoes from Italy and sparkling water from Germany for cheap in Oklahoma. Is shipping food around the world to wealthy markets sustainable?
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:07am

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

I really love the Internet.  I was going to write a post about how people around here are only now with the advent of global shipping networks and intermodal containers slowly starting to learn the difference between mangoes and bell peppers.   Most signs like that in grocery stores here will say "mangoes (fruit)".  I've always thought it was one of the strangest lexical oddities in a region with more than its share and without some independent verification you might think I was just making it up.  Some people I've told refuse to believe me.  I went to find something lo and behold I finally have an explanation for it.   It apparently is a little more widespread the I thought too.  I've only heard it in a dozen or so counties in southern Indiana a a little bit of Kentucky.  

 
Several of my friends, some from Ohio and others from Indiana, have told me about people in both states calling peppers "mangoes".  None of them (one of whom has a PhD in biology/botany and another who is an organic farmer) seems to know the origin.  "Mangoes (fruit)" is also kind of funny since peppers are technically fruits.
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