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Fruit, botany, fungi, gun violence 

Any time people talk about the botanical definition of "berry", odds are good that the person who finds out that cucumbers, hot peppers, and bananas are berries but strawberries and raspberries are not ends up just a hair's width from going full "Tell me the name of god, you seed bearing piece of shit."

Fruit, botany, fungi, gun violence 

@erinbee likewise that basically anything edible can be called a vegetable

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@alex Still not as divisive as if you give David S. Pumpkins a glass of milk, that makes him a Berries and Cream Lad.

Fruit, botany, fungi, gun violence 

@alex @erinbee “drupes” [i am carried out the door and thrown into the gutter]

Fruit, botany, fungi, gun violence 

@mood @alex "An orange and an avocado have more in common than an orange and a melon!" I yell before being asked once again to leave the Arby's.

Fruit, botany, fungi, gun violence 

@erinbee i love that tumblr post so much. Its a form of humor i just cant explain to my mom in a way that makes sense

Fruit, botany, fungi, gun violence 

@foervraengd It's so good, every line is uniquely funny in multiple ways. Like, do you have an hour to attend my lecture on Fungal Tumblrology?

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@erinbee people put way too much credence in botanical definitions. They are but one of many, and human language mostly operates by proximity to prototypes, not strict boundaries.

Oof, you triggered my linguist response. Sorry.

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@wlonk Ha, this is much more elegant than what I had to say:

Language is a tool and if you're eating pickles and insist they're delicious berries, people might think you're the tool.

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