Re: Can I kill the "tomatoe"?

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 09:16:48 MDT

Harvey Newstrom <> Wrote:

>>Fruit grows on trees, tomatoes grow on vines.

> Again, semantics.

Again that word.

>You aren't serious arguing that the question of whether a tomato
>is a fruit or a vegetable has an objective answer in physics and not
>just an objective classification in different semantic systems?

I could start talking about how apples and peaches had a common evolutionary
ancestor one or two million years ago and apples and tomatoes had an
ancestor one or two hundred million years ago, it might start an interesting thread.
But on second thought I don't see the point, you'd just invoke the magic word you
always use when any argument is not going your way.

           John K Clark

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