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Tue May 12, 2020, 02:00 PM

Your entire distinction is invalid

Fruits are a subclass of vegetables. Anything that is a fruit is also a vegetable.

Also, grains are fruits.

Also, hot dogs are sandwiches. As are tacos.

These statements will be completely uncontroversial.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:06 PM

1. Looks like the whole day of entertainment (?) ahead for you.

Are, conversely, all vegetables fruits?

Can you provide links to prove such statements? (I don’t need them, but you know, some people.....)

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:20 PM

5. No, only some vegetables are fruits

Specifically, fruits are vegetables that contain both seeds and food for those seeds.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:40 PM

7. Three things. Go read the Wikipedia entry on vegetables. Understand that the word's usage....

...affects it's meaning. Count me out for any further discussion on this silly topic. Bye.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:08 PM

2. Au francais aussi?

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:09 PM

3. This feels like one of those days when i can't win the argument as to how to spell my own name so...

Go forward and argue at will.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:10 PM

4. On what grounds are 'fruits' a wholly contained subset of 'vegetables'?

Is that because they're 'vegetative matter'?

I agree that many things that some call vegetables (like tomatoes and avocados for example) are clearly also fruits, but ...

I think the confusion is because there are separate 'botanical' and 'culinary' definitions of these terms.

This is the DU member formerly known as mr_lebowski.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:32 PM

6. They usually veg on a table

‘nuff said

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:42 PM

8. tomatos and avocados

you mean love apples and alligator pears ?
🤔

and let's not mention the cameleopards 😐

✌🏼

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:57 PM

9. Don't forget that Gawd never intended hoomans to boil and eat root vegetables like carrots,

turnips and parsnips. For me the the best part of becoming a grown-up was the right to refuse these
abominations...

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:20 PM

10. Thank You...Your entire post is uncontroversial ...

........indeed,

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