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Is it June yet? if not just ignore this thread till it is.

 

We've done several years of this so you probably already know how this works, but for anyone new,

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Ok so it's technically not June yet I'm just posting early so I don't accidentally merge the first two posts like I have every other month.

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13 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

That cilantro and coriander are (different parts of) the same plant.

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54 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

Today, I discovered that chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same thing. Granted, I'm not a legume expert.

 

Generally speaking, just being bilingual holds a few surprises. It took me years to realize that the French word for nitrogen (azote) were the same element. It wasn't until I learned the periodic table in high school that I understood what that "N" stood for. So much of the rest of the periodic table has Latin or Greek roots that make sense in French.

 

As a further confusing example. The French word for vegetable *is* "légume". What's called a legume in English, we call "légumineuse".

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1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

I recently found out that doves and pigeons are the same species. 

 

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1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

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15 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

I recently found out that doves and pigeons are the same species. 

 

My wife gets very upset when I call morning doves pigeons :poke:

 

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1 hour ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

Puma, hellcat, cougar, mountain lion.

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2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

Grits and polenta. Both are from ground corn, just different types of corn.

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2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

 

Nothing springs to mind.

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3 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

Well... I guess this fits the question: Ground Cherries and Gooseberries are both names for Physalis species with round fruit. But there are not at all related to the gooseberry I think of which is in the Ribes genus. This resulted in a long disagreement between me and a friend who kept calling the Physalis we had growing in the yard gooseberries. The Green gooseberry below is the Ribus kind. So one term for two things and two terms for one thing!

 

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4 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

3 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

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^drat, someone else beat me to the Flammable / Inflammable cabinets we have in Canada.  First is English, the second is French.... 

 

Other than that confusing my six year old mind, nothing comes immediately to mind. 

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3 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

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My wife gets very upset when I call morning doves pigeons :poke:

 

 

LOL

Really throw her for a loop and start calling pigeons by their lesser known, official common name, "Rock Dove".

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5 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

I was going to cite the mountain lion, somebody beat me to it.

Sadly, nothing else comes to mind, although if it did, it'd probably be food-related.. ^^;

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7 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

June 1

what are two things you were surprised to find were just different names for the same thing? (example, chickpea and garbanzo bean)

 

Yucca root/Cassava/Manioc are all the same thing.  My elder son introduced me to yucca fries at his favorite Peruvian chicken place, and when I went to make some myself, I was surprised to find that it was the poisonous manioc that I remember a long dissertation about how to make safe to eat in The Swiss Family Robinson which I re-read many times in early life.  After that, I made sure that I cooked it appropriately, and generally leave it to the pros. :unsure:

 

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