[thechat] Vegetable names across the world was: who thought *this* was a good idea?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Feb 21 06:06:00 CST 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Ask for an 'egg plant' outwith the US and you'll get funny looks.
Much of the rest of the world calls the same plant an aubergine.

Another fun one is zucchini, which much of the world has followed the
French name - courgette.

We could also talk about paw-paw -v- papaya, but I don't know who
uses which for that.


Subject:  RE: [thechat] who thought *this* was a good idea?

More likely attributed to my color matching course at NYSID and years spent
in the garment industry shading swatches.  My favorite color from back in
those days was aubergene.  I'd never heard of it, and still don't know what
an aubergene is, but the color is an eggplant purple.

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