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  •  chinese names for taters: (3+ / 0-)
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    Cordelia Lear, ninkasi23, commonmass

    土豆 túdòu dirt bean
    馬鈴薯 mǎlíngshǔ horse-bell tuber
    洋芋 yángyù foreign taro root
    地瓜 dìguā earth melon (this sometimes ends up a catch-all for tubers in taiwan)

    new world crops get this huge diversity of names in the old world as everyone tried to make sense of them all at the same time.

    surf putah, your friendly neighborhood central valley samizdat

    by wu ming on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 12:25:00 AM PST

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