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  • #81124
    Etranger
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    ….And drift tends to dilute the value of a forum by polluting search results and making information hard to find. I would never think to peruse this topic when trying to find out about frozen banana treats. (And now I want to know why a banana would ever be considered an herb!) …..

    “…. A banana (the yellow thing you peel and eat) is undoubtedly a fruit (containing the seeds of the plant: see ‘Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?), though since commercially grown banana plants are sterile, the seeds are reduced to little specks. The banana plant is called a ‘banana tree’ in popular use, but it’s technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or ‘herb’), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue.”

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/is-a-banana-a-fruit-or-a-herb

    To confuse things further, it’s also considered to be a berry. To continue the tangent, (and to show that it’s impossible to ‘control’ an internet discussion!): Did you know that banana trees can “walk”?

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    #81127
    Not Connard Sage
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    Rosemary and bay are herbs, and the bushes in our garden seem woody to me.

    "I'm not signing that"

    #81133
    Otto Schmidt
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    Mike

    As several have said. It’s universal. It is no different at internal websites at your job. I remember several places I worked you would put out a message to sales like

    “Where are we on receiving the Capital Communications Order for 1,000 of our model number 5800 D’s?

    The answers will be…

     

    “Model 5800 D’s. why are they ordering that? We should sell them our Model 5800B-25.”

    “Where are we on that project? Has engineering knocked out the bugs or are they making a 5800B- Actuaria model?”

    “I thought Capital Communications was out of business?”

    “Holden McGroyne says that they are still evaluating the model 4600 and haven’t gone on to the 5800”

    “No they are ordering it through their subsidiary Metzger Communication instead.”

    “Hey!! How bout dem Metz!!!”

    When you put an topic or question on the net, it’s like putting a message in a bottle and tossing it into the sea. You never know what sort of barnacles will attach to it.

    People have a thing to say and they will.

    #81150
    Cerdic
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    Connard, I believe the way to test something to determine it is wood is to use it to build a bridge…

    #81151
    Sane Max
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    <groans> not the pub analogy again?

    If you ask a direct question in the pub you aren’t addressing a potential audience of thousands, 75% of whom may be dimwits.

    <edit> and what Ruarigh said.

    Yeah, but when you ask a question on the ‘WWII’ section of a wargames forum of a website patronised by wargmers, you aren’t shouting your question to an audience of thousands, you are muttering it to a select few. Maybe not a ‘pub table’ but no larger than a fair sized dinner party.

    When during a dinner party you ask ‘Would anyone like some more Mini Kievs and some Lambrini, or shall we move straight on to the Vienetta?’ I think you are allowed to give the chap who loudly replies ‘I LIKED Jar-Jar’ a very odd look.

    People should be encouraged to show some self-control. I am a major offender, but I don’t expect anything but contempt for being so.

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    #81161
    Not Connard Sage
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    You can’t do quotes either 🙂

    "I'm not signing that"

    #81164
    Ruarigh
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    I think you are allowed to give the chap who loudly replies ‘I LIKED Jar-Jar’ a very odd look.

    I believe that summary ejection from the dinner party is the appropriate response to that particular opinion.

    On the banana front, a particular favourite recipe of mine is to saute them in butter, cream, rum and cinnamon.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    #81193
    Not Connard Sage
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    I am allergic to bananas. Seriously 🙂

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    #81225
    Cerdic
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    I am allergic to bananas. Seriously 🙂

    …ooohh err, missus, etc…

    #81232
    Rhoderic
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    Any tips for how to cook plantains, and what to serve with them? I’ve sliced and pan-fried them a few times, and had them with chicken and some curry-ish condiment, but I’d really like to do something more authentic (for any cuisine that traditionally uses them, but perhaps especially any African cuisine), or else something “hipster fusion” that’s a known winning recipe.

    And saying you liked Jar-Jar should even get you ejected from a conversation about Jar-Jar.

    #81321
    Thuseld
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    Just this week someone asked on my Star Wars Miniatures Facebook group if anyone had General Obi Wan Kenobi to trade. My response: “This is probably my all time favourite miniature.” The guy was like “erm…so I guess it is not available”.

    #81340
    Altius
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    I’ve heard it suggested that our hobby tends to draw people with some degree of AS, though I have no idea if that’s true. Maybe your internet pal brings up his 6mm WWII army when you ask about Napoleonics because he’s dying to talk about 6mm WWII and has absolutely no interest in Napoleonics. In a way, it’s your fault for presenting the opportunity.

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

    #81369
    Sane Max
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    I’ve heard it suggested that our hobby tends to draw people with some degree of AS, though I have no idea if that’s true. Maybe your internet pal brings up his 6mm WWII army when you ask about Napoleonics because he’s dying to talk about 6mm WWII and has absolutely no interest in Napoleonics. In a way, it’s your fault for presenting the opportunity.

    I would broadly agree. Similarly, I often cannot resist the chance to re-tell a good joke if one of the threads even vaguely lends itself to it. I think I have managed to resist the urge here so far.

    #81399

    I’ve heard it suggested that our hobby tends to draw people with some degree of AS, though …

    I think this is true for many hobbies as they tend to be activities that can be done in solitude and with a high level of intensity and perfectionism without necessarily being hampered by social interactions.

    Drifting even further away….

    Any tips for how to cook plantains, and what to serve with them? I’ve sliced and pan-fried them a few times, and had them with chicken and some curry-ish condiment, but I’d really like to do something more authentic …

    No suggestions whatsoever. But I can tell you that when we vacationed on the island of St. Lucia, bananas (maybe plantains but I think bananas) were in almost every dish. Especially seafood. DELICIOUS! So different from the bananas we get in the U.S. St. Lucians told us that they would love to export to the U.S. but the big fruit companies had a rock solid lock on that market and there was no way for them to break into it. So sad.

     

     

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    #81403
    Altius
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    I’ve heard it suggested that our hobby tends to draw people with some degree of AS, though I have no idea if that’s true. Maybe your internet pal brings up his 6mm WWII army when you ask about Napoleonics because he’s dying to talk about 6mm WWII and has absolutely no interest in Napoleonics. In a way, it’s your fault for presenting the opportunity.

    I would broadly agree. Similarly, I often cannot resist the chance to re-tell a good joke if one of the threads even vaguely lends itself to it. I think I have managed to resist the urge here so far.

    That’s a possibility. I also look for opportunities to tell a good joke I’ve heard, and it doesn’t always occur at the appropriate moment. Hell, I do that IRL as well.

    I have a confession to make. Sometimes I see a perfectly good discussion going and suddenly I’m filled with the overpowering urge to derail it for no good reason. I certainly hope that’s not a sign that I’m becoming a sociopath or something like that.

    Mike, have you thought of that? Maybe your online discussions are simply attracting Stage One sociopaths intent on throwing a wrench in the works on a whim. I think it’s worth looking into.

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

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