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Cucumber vs Lime

 
 
Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2015 10:15 pm
We know that for untold millenia, cucumbers and limes have been at unceasing warfare with each other.

This ancient chasm of the floral kingdom now plays out in modern times inside my gin and tonic.
 
loverofeyebrow
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 02:14 am
@loverofeyebrow,
I, for one, am about to re-enact a battle scene from this fascination prism of natural history _immediately_.

So.... there'll be a delay whilst the entire purpose of this discussion is null and void. Please wait....
loverofeyebrow
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 03:17 am
@loverofeyebrow,
If we observe a lime and a cucumber, we perceive a striking difference in appearance. A lime is spherical, small and wrinkly and a cucumber is long, smooth and reasonably generous in size.

For hue, well, we have named an entire color after limes.

What tells us thus of their interior ? To the uninformed observer - of course - nothing. Question Over.

But now we ask, what does this tell the lime and the cucumber ?

Are we shocked to learn that the lime is sharp and although unbeatable in enlivening any debate on taste, does not itself constitute a whole and complete conversation ?

Would it shock the lime, perchance it glanced a mirror ?
loverofeyebrow
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 03:18 am
@loverofeyebrow,
If a cucumber dressed up as a lime, what drinks would it get invited too ?
roger
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 04:12 am
@loverofeyebrow,
I doubt you've seen either one.
trichophilia
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 05:17 am
@loverofeyebrow,
In the absence of tonic, maybe avoid using lime cordial as a substitute. That's not how the battle's meant to be fought.
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trichophilia
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 05:18 am
@roger,
It's like Wittgenstein with the beetles.
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 05:22 am
I nominate this thread for goofiest thread of the day.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:24 am
I think this thread requires an appropriate soundtrack.


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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:33 am
@trichophilia,
Wittgenstein was replaced by Pete Best at drums.

And, here's some more music for this thread -
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:40 am
@jespah,
Excellent! Haven't heard that one in years.

I see your Nilsson and raise you some Ramones......

jespah
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:48 am
@Lordyaswas,
The epidemic of stuff in other stuff has leapt to clothing -
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:51 am
@jespah,
So good, thanks for that one!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 08:11 am
@ossobuco,
oh, my -

Geraldine and Harry Belafonte & Lime in the Coconut

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 08:29 am
@loverofeyebrow,
When it comes to gin and tonic? Lime will always have my sword!
http://i61.tinypic.com/20idouf.jpg
Limes: Lover of beautiful women! Muse for poets! Fighter of scurvy!
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trichophilia
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 09:33 am
The lime and the cucumber went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat.

It's almost metaphorical.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 03:06 pm
@trichophilia,
trichophilia wrote:

It's like Wittgenstein with the beetles.


You cannot imagine how much I appreciate the explanation.
loverofeyebrow
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 07:37 pm
@roger,
I can only imagine what a cucumber would be thinking if it was reading this thread.

Still, in the grand scheme of things, it's really between the limes and cucumbers to work out.

@trichophilia I am a little off put by the suggestion that this scenario omits tonic, or includes cordial.

Cucumbers, as it were, are a subtle vegetable*. Less inclined to be quaffed around in bars that have shooters and cowgirls, more likely to be spotted in a coastal setting on a private verandah.

Yes - the cucumber is the well off retiree/play-cucurbitale of the plant kingdom. Or would at least like to be drunk like one.

The lime is the fun one that ends up in everyone's drinks, but nobody really minds because, hey, you want that lime in your drink too.

In conclusion: on the spectrum of sociability, the lime is the extrovert and the cucumber the counterpart.

loverofeyebrow
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 08:32 pm
@loverofeyebrow,
One time, I had a gin and tonic with both a lime and a cucumber in it.

Soon after, I looked within and realised that I had both warring parties inside me, and that I always have.

Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 11:31 pm
@loverofeyebrow,
I once had a Stout and Cider, which was a very popular drink back in the 70's.
Half a pint of Guinness mixed with half a pint of Cider.

I found myself singing "Irish Rover" with a West Country accent.
 

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