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Re: [OM] OT. Liverpool

Subject: Re: [OM] OT. Liverpool
From: "Piers Hemy" <piers@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:18:34 +0100
Took the tuber word out of my mouth, Andrew.  And you are right to prefer
"beetroot" to "beet", though I think the root reason is not the right
reason, so to speak.  I have not found authoritative support for this, but I
would bet a beet that "root" in "beetroot" is a corrupted reference to the
colour red, used to distinguish it from the white variety of beet, which we
use for sugar production. I assume in Chuck's backyard there is no end of
cane for that purpose, with no need to produce white beet, and thus no
genral familiarity with any beet other than the red one, and thus no need
for the "red" qualifier.

I was tempted to propose that "-rot" in carrot was a corruption of "root",
but it seems that word is direct from Greek. 

In Danish and Norwegian, beetroot is known as rødbeder/rødbete - redbeet,
while carrot is known as gulerod/gulrot - yellow roots.

Piers 

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Fildes [mailto:afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 30 April 2010 08:02
To: Olympus Camera Discussion
Subject: Re: [OM] OT. Liverpool

That's because it's a tuber - a different thing altogether.
Hmmm - carrotroot - OK, you win.
However, the green tops are quite edible.
Andrew Fildes
afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx



On 30/04/2010, at 10:22 AM, Chuck Norcutt wrote:

> But we
> don't call it potatoroot.  :-)

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