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April 3rd, 2007

A crazy question? @ 03:19 pm

Current Mood: confused confused

So here's a quesion you must help me understand about the English language. I will write more of a detailed entry here in a minute, but sitting at the Dining Hall, I came upon an intricacy of the English language that I don't understand. I hate Brussell Sprouts, so I didn't get any, but wondered. So why are brussell sprouts called brussell sprouts? Burssell sprouts come from sprouts of the cabbage plant or, as someone told me, baby cabbages. So why don't we call them cabbage sprouts? What's the Brussell plant anyway? So what about some brussells and corn beaf for St. Patrick's Day? Please enlighten me :), and looking on Wikipedia is cheating. I can do that. Let's be creative.
 
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From:arkiewriter
Date:April 3rd, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
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All you never wanted to know about Brussell sprouts - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels_sprout

They definately aren't baby cabbages, but the plant is one of the wackiest you've ever seen. I'm thinking of getting one for my son to grow. ;-)
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From:amm_in_paris
Date:April 4th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
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In French they're called choux de Bruxelles (cabbage from Brussels). I don't know where the sprout part comes from!

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