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 Post subject: Plant Life
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:10 am 
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I know, I know, it's another odd topic, but I am curious: there are a lot of plants with really interesting names around, like the spinnut, waybean, mokoki, keng nuts, ko beans...so what exactly are they? Does anyone know?


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 Post subject: Re: Plant Life
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:06 am 
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Diddle-um diddle-um diddle-um-bom-bom...


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 Post subject: Re: Plant Life
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 11:15 am 
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Pedant wrote:
I know, I know, it's another odd topic, but I am curious: there are a lot of plants with really interesting names around, like the spinnut, waybean, mokoki, keng nuts, ko beans...so what exactly are they? Does anyone know?


Well, Almean plants are not the same as those of Earth, nor is there a strict 1-to-1 correspondence. Hence, there are lots of Almean plants which have no Terran equivalent and must be named either by names borrowed from Almean languages such as mokoki, or by new, descriptive coinages such as spinnut.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant Life
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:15 pm 
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Okay, that's true, but with no hint of disrespect I did know that. I'm just wondering if further detail was ever gone into about what they actually are. Truca has an article, and I'm fairly certain corn does as well (trouble about Munkhâshi domestication), but what about the ones below?
Personally, I just want to know what a spinnut tastes like.


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 Post subject: Re: Plant Life
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 6:23 am 
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We'll never know.


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 Post subject: Re: Plant Life
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:46 am 
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Imagine loud, exasperated sobbing, like a toddler who's been denied a sweet.
WANNA WANNA WANNA SPINNUT!


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