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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Square12 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:30 pm

Hmmm, ill try to find another explanation then! Harrumph
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Square12 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:12 am

Quill pens?
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:32 am

Square12 wrote:Quill pens?

Right! :D

The quills from left wings were preferable for right-handed people as they would curve away from the face and over the back of the hand. Quills from right wings were a bit of a nuisance if you were right handed and therefore tended to be bought cheaply by people without too much money to spend.
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Square12 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:44 pm

Ok here's one for you:
What is the connection between an English pineapple, a French or even Dutch potato, a German orange and arguably either an Italian or old English tomato?
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:57 pm

A quick guess off the top of my head - is it something to do with the fact they are named after apples: Pine "apple" French potato - "Pomme de Terre (apple of the earth) etc. :think:

I think an olde English word for tomato is love apple and Italian for tomato is pomodor something or other?

To add - potato in Dutch is aardappel.

So my answer is they are all named after apples, even though they're not. ;)
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:12 pm

Tonyblack wrote:A quick guess off the top of my head - is it something to do with the fact they are named after apples: Pine "apple" French potato - "Pomme de Terre (apple of the earth) etc. :think:

I think an olde English word for tomato is love apple and Italian for tomato is pomodor something or other?

To add - potato in Dutch is aardappel.

So my answer is they are all named after apples, even though they're not. ;)

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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Square12 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:17 pm

Yes, they all contain their languages word for apples English obvious the other one is German apfelsine which I think translates roughly as sour apple, I think the Italian translates roughly as golden apple
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:27 pm

Lol, that was one of those cases when I got an idea that I didn't think was right, but the more I looked, the "righter" it got. :D
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Re: Google Quiz

Postby Square12 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:57 pm

It's something that occurred to me when I was at a BBQ with a Dutch woman and she said to her son blah blah blah aardapel purre (no idea if my spelling is accurate can JVQ confirm?) and knowing the aardvark gets its name from the Boer for earth pig and that the French call potatoes earth apples I was able to deduce that aardapel meant potato, that and the fact that he then passed her the mash potato.
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