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#92908 - 01/30/03 04:36 PM Re: Canadian English survey
Capfka Offline
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They mentioned that the bananas in question were seedless and propagated by, I believe, runners.

That marathon runners or just joggers? Sorry, I'm an apple that's got the pip, and besides, Juan misspelled my name.

- Pfranz

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#92909 - 01/30/03 10:09 PM Re: Canadian English survey
modestgoddess Offline
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20 different kinds of banana

I read that the domestic banana - the edible variety - is susceptible to the aforementioned fungus (black something-or-other). Wild bananas are naturally immune - but they also have honkin' big hard seeds that render them reproducible, but inedible. That's wot I read, anyway....


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#92910 - 01/30/03 10:22 PM Re: Canadian English survey
Jackie Offline

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honkin' big hard seeds
Dang it, whyn'tcha WARN somebody when yer gonna say somethin' like that? Somebody just might be trying to swallow some tea at the moment... [mopping keyboard]


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#92911 - 01/30/03 10:46 PM Re: Canadian English survey
modestgoddess Offline
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Jackie, YOU make ME larf out loud! (but I dislike the abbreviation LOL so I'se not gonna use it!) (love you, woman!)

So mebbe this means your nose is nice and clean inside now, after its tea enema....Or perhaps the only result was that now, all you can smell is tea...?!

I did the nose trick with grape juice once when I was small. It dyed the inside of my nose purple.


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#92912 - 01/31/03 12:31 AM Re: Canadian English survey
Bingley Offline
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In reply to:

20 different kinds of banana

I read that the domestic banana - the edible variety


I meant 20 different kinds of edible banana, though some need cooking first. I think pisang raja (king bananas) have er.. honkin' big hard seeds but I don't remember seeing any in other types.

Bingley

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#92913 - 01/31/03 05:49 AM Post deleted by Wordwind
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#92914 - 01/31/03 06:05 AM Re: honkin' big hard seeds
Bean Offline
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You don't use honkin' to mean big? I thought that was more or less universal slang.

"Jaysus Murphy, that was a big honkin' truck that nearly smashed into us!!!!!!!"

EDIT: Or honkin' big. And truck was a bad example because they actually honk. How about "honkin' big steak"?
(or something like that)


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#92915 - 01/31/03 06:13 AM Re: Canadian English survey
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honkin' big hard seeds that render them reproducible, but inedible

Hey! Watermelons have honkin' big hard seeds. Doesn't stop folks from eating them.


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#92916 - 01/31/03 06:18 AM Re: Canadian English survey
consuelo Offline
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So do guanabanas. Never stopped me neiver.


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#92917 - 01/31/03 06:18 AM Post deleted by Wordwind
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