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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a common scrund about what some people used to eat.
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People of a certain time? Of a certain region? A certain culture? A certain profession?

To eat (almost) daily? Not that often but still quite frequently? Only at certain occasions?

About something these people didn't eat at all? Not as often/much as one would expect?
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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 1:22 am:
People of a certain time? yesish Of a certain region? yesishA certain culture? yesish A certain profession? no

To eat (almost) daily? Not that often but still quite frequently? Only at certain occasions? could be any of these

About something these people didn't eat at all? yesNot as often/much as one would expect?
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People in Europe? Asia? North America? Middle and South America? Africa? Australia? On some islands not belonging to any of these?

What kind of food? Cereals? Fruits? Vegetables? Other food made from plants? Meat? Milk products? Fish? Eggs? Honey? Other food obtained from animals? Mushrooms? Yeast?
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Hunting and Gathering relevant? Agriculture? Meat eating?

Does this scrund refer to a specific food? Type of food? Is it eaten today? Commonly?
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Did the people in question not eat the food in question because:
- it hadn't been introduced into their part of the world yet (e.g. potatoes in Europe pre-1492)?
- it is a manmade product that hadn't been invented yet?
- it is a product of human agriculture that hadn't been bred into existence yet?
- the people didn't realize that it was edible?
- they were forbidden to eat it by some religious or cultural law?
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People in Europe? Asia? North America? Middle and South America? Africa? Australia? On some islands not belonging to any of these? Europe is most likely but almost anywhere is possible

What kind of food? Cereals? noFruits? noVegetables? no Other food made from plants? no Meat? noMilk products? no Fish? Eggs? no Honey? noOther food obtained from animals yes? Mushrooms? noYeast? no
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Hunting and Gathering relevant? Agriculture? Meat eating?

Does this scrund refer to a specific food? yes Type of food? yesIs it eaten today? I'm not sure but I doubt it Commonly? no
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Did the people in question not eat the food in question because:
- it hadn't been introduced into their part of the world yet (e.g. potatoes in Europe pre-1492)? no
- it is a manmade product that hadn't been invented yet? no
- it is a product of human agriculture that hadn't been bred into existence yet? no
- the people didn't realize that it was edible? yope
- they were forbidden to eat it by some religious or cultural law? noish
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Hungry people eating their boots?

Food obtained from Animals: Mammals? Birds? Fish? Other animals living in the water? Reptiles? Insects?
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is the scrund that people didn't actually use to eat this substance although it is thought they did? or that they did actually eat it when it is thought they didn't?

is it obtained from living animals? dead?
does it involve animal organs? offal? brain? blood?
is it obtained from humans? cannibalism relevant?
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Hungry people eating their boots?

Food obtained from Animals: Mammals? no Birds? no Fish? no Other animals living in the water? I'm not sure if any of the relevany animals live in the water. I don't think so. Reptiles? yes Insects? no
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is the scrund that people didn't actually use to eat this substance although it is thought they did? or that they did actually eat it when it is thought they didn't?

is it obtained from living animals? irrel dead? irrel
does it involve animal organs? offal? brain? blood? the animals themselves are what is relevant
is it obtained from humans? nocannibalism relevant? no
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is the scrund that people didn't actually use to eat this substance although it is thought they did? or that they did actually eat it when it is thought they didn't? the former
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Frog legs? (French Fried of course)
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Frog legs? (French Fried of course) no
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Turtles? Snakes? Lizards?
Can we be sure that these animals were not eaten?
Were they not available in the region?
Was there a ban to eat these animals?
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Turtles? no Snakes? noLizards? no
Can we be sure that these animals were not eaten? pretty sure
Were they not available in the region? yes
Was there a ban to eat these animals? not that I know of
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OK - so there is a thought that humans used to eat a certain kind of animal? but actually humans did not actually eat that animal?

and the relevant animals are reptiles? dinosaurs?

is the scrund based around the misconception that people were on the earth at the same time as dinosaurs? and used to hunt them? (as sometimes seen in movies) where actually dinosaurs died out long before people evolved?
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BLOOOOPERRRRRRATERTTTTTTTT!!!!Food obtained from Animals: Mammals? no Birds? no Fish? no Other animals living in the water? I'm not sure if any of the relevant animals live in the water. I don't think so. Reptiles? yes Insects? noKdoc (Kdoc)Apparently, these relevant animals are maybe NOT reptiles, & it's hard to say what category they ARE in
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OK - so there is a thought that humans used to eat a certain kind of animal?yes but actually humans did not actually eat that animal? yes

and the relevant animals are reptiles? BLOOOOPERRRRRRRRRRRRRAPERTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! Apparently, these relevant animals are maybe NOT reptiles, & it's hard to say what category they ARE in dinosaurs? no

is the scrund based around the misconception that people were on the earth at the same time as dinosaurs? noand used to hunt them? (as sometimes seen in movies) where actually dinosaurs died out long before people evolved? no
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are they real animals? fictional? is this scrund based upon a fictional situation? is it based upon an urban myth? a classical myth? a misunderstanding?

are dragons relevant?

should we be trying to identify a specific animal?
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are they real animals? yes fictional? nois this scrund based upon a fictional situation? no is it based upon an urban myth? no a classical myth? no a misunderstanding? yes

are dragons relevant? no

should we be trying to identify a specific animal? YES,__THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT
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Does the relevant animal live in the water? Does it lay eggs? Has it legs?
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Does the relevant animal live in the water? Most don't but some do Does it lay eggs? yesHas it legs? no
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BLLOOOOOOOOOPERRRRRRALLERTTTTTT!!Food obtained from Animals: Mammals? no Birds? no Fish? no Other animals living in the water? I'm not sure if any of the relevant animals live in the water. I don't think so. The answer to the last question should be: Most don't but some do.
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So these egg-laying legless animals did not exist in Europe in some previous period? or did exist only in some parts of Europe? Do they exist now in Europe? Have they been brought to Europe by humans? Are they extinct now? Do they live only in zoos?
Could these animals (perhaps not in exact biological taxonomy, but from their shape) be classified as worms? slow-worms, maybe? or snails? slugs?
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So these egg-laying legless animals did not exist in Europe in some previous period? They existed but they weren't eaten or did exist only in some parts of Europe? See previous answer Do they exist now in Europe? yes Have they been brought to Europe by humans? I doubt it VERY much Are they extinct now? noDo they live only in zoos? no
Could these animals (perhaps not in exact biological taxonomy, but from their shape) be classified as worms? yes slow-worms, maybe? all that is relevant is that they are wormsor snails? noslugs?no (unless slugs count as worms)
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So the scrund is that people in Europe? during some period in history? used to eat worms?
but actually they could not have done? because the worms were not available to them? though they have been there all the time?
Are we looking for a particular species of worm?
for people of a particular social class? of a particular religion? of a particular country or cultural background?
the city of Worms relevant? (one never knows ..)
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So the scrund is that people in Europe? yesduring some period in history? yes used to eat worms? yes
but actually they could not have done? Well, I suppose they could have, but they didn't because the worms were not available to them? no though they have been there all the time? irrel
Are we looking for a particular species of worm? no
for people of a particular social class? no of a particular religion? no of a particular country or cultural background? no
the city of Worms relevant? yes(one never knows ..) Well, you are one who just made a good guess!
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This would be the Diet of Worms, then?
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This would be the Diet of Worms, then? Yes, I was afraid it might be too easy.

*********** SPPOILER**************
Did you ever hear about the Diet of Worms & conclude that European ate worms? I did & so did some of my friends. Sorry it was so easy, but a harder one awaits you all you know where.
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Well, if it weren't for Sundowner's lateral leap, it might have taken longer.

The first I heard about the Diet of Worms was in my 11th grade history class, wherein I was taught what it actually was. Of course, I no longer remember what it actually was, but I do remember that it has a silly-sounding name. Similarly for Count Camillo Cavour.
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I think the Diet of Worms had something to do with the Reformation, but, like Sam Cooke, I don't know much about history.

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