[thechat] Odd Ball Sports

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Dec 1 06:26:29 CST 2006

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:48:24 -0800, "Joel D Canfield" <joel at spinhead.com> wrote:
>> * In 1893, the US Supreme Court stated that although "botanically
>> speaking tomatoes are the fruit of the vine," they were vegetables "in
>> the common language of the people."
>> --- slow day in court or what?
> tax issues, methinks

Likely. See also the court battle between HM Customs & Excise and United
Biscuits over the status of the Jaffa Cake. Had it been judged to be
a biscuit, it would have attracted VAT (Sales Tax). Happily for Jaffa
Cake fans, sense prevailed, and it was judged to be a cake after all.

Apparently the turning point of the case was whether the smashing
orangey bit sat on the base, or was suspended from the chocolate.

> Worcestershire, more like. (pronounced, perhaps, 'woostershirr',)


Now have a go at:


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