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Old 05-22-2008, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not really...just ask the nearest person to think of a vegatable without doing the maths.
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I was actually thinking tomato....does that mean there is something wrong with me?
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I was thinking of a cucumber....hmm...
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That's not a vegetable...
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That's not a vegetable...
It can actually be considered either really.
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No, it has seeds. Hence it's not a vegetable.
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No, it has seeds. Hence it's not a vegetable.

"Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant: therefore it is a fruit or, more precisely, a berry. However, the tomato is not as sweet as those foodstuffs usually called fruits and, from a culinary standpoint, it is typically served as part of a salad or main course of a meal, as are vegetables, rather than at dessert, as are fruits. As noted above, the term "vegetable" has no botanical meaning and is purely a culinary term.

This argument has had legal implications in the United States. In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled the controversy in 1893 by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304)). The holding of the case applies only to the interpretation of the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, and the court did not purport to reclassify the tomato for botanical or other purposes other than paying a tax under a tariff act."
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Lol, do you garden?
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Want me to mail you some of my delicious tomatos?
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