THESE FORUMS NOW CLOSED (read only)

  • 20 Apr 2024, 18:42
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Poll

Will you help?

Yes
No
Maybe
Two-thousand fourty-eight is a pretty big number
I'll think about it

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down

Author Topic: Fruit Sisters roll call  (Read 14820 times)

Theta9

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,115
  • Not even that gay.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #50 on: 30 Jul 2019, 06:46 »

Fruit is the seed-bearing part of a plant. All squash are fruit. So are cucumbers.

But not strawberries.
Berf? :?
Logged
stePH
--
Quote from: MC Chris
I'm not doing well, OK? Do you get that?

Eternal_Newbie

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 83
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #51 on: 30 Jul 2019, 10:27 »

Will we include berries like bananas?

EDIT: not of those lists include citrons. Cant have citrus fruit without citrons.

And talking of citrus no bergamot either. And if you look at the citrus pages on wikipedia there are a whole load of unusual citrus fruit.

EDIT2: also the K work is a highly offensive term in Africa. Should use Makrut or Thai lime instead of k****r lime.
« Last Edit: 30 Jul 2019, 10:49 by Eternal_Newbie »
Logged
"Microsoft Kills Santa Claus" - The Register

tomveil

  • Not quite a lurker
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #52 on: 30 Jul 2019, 19:31 »

She has two sisters who chose bodies that have no visual input, but have enhanced audio input.  They're named Blind Lemon and Blind Melon.

 :claireface:

I'll show myself out.
Logged

SubaruStephen

  • Scrabble hacker
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,319
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #53 on: 30 Jul 2019, 22:06 »

Throw “Crunchberry” onto that list too
Logged
A "buttload" is an actual measurement, next time someone tells you that they need a buttload of something, tell them 126 gallons might be a bit too much.

pwhodges

  • Admin emeritus
  • Awakened
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17,241
  • I'll only say this once...
    • My home page
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #54 on: 31 Jul 2019, 00:52 »

Cloudberry has not been mentioned yet (it makes a nice liqueur).
Logged
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

tomveil

  • Not quite a lurker
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #55 on: 31 Jul 2019, 06:07 »

I wonder if they're related to Marvin Berry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dKrEDptjps
Logged

Theta9

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,115
  • Not even that gay.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #56 on: 31 Jul 2019, 07:19 »

I wonder if they're related to Marvin Berry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dKrEDptjps
What about Ken Berry, from the old Disney movies?
Logged
stePH
--
Quote from: MC Chris
I'm not doing well, OK? Do you get that?

hedgie

  • Methuselah's mentor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,382
  • No Pasarán!
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #57 on: 02 Aug 2019, 12:36 »

Jumping in late, but aren't figs very much NOT fruit?
Logged
"The highest treason in the USA is to say Americans are not loved, no matter where they are, no matter what they are doing there." -- Vonnegut

Theta9

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,115
  • Not even that gay.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #58 on: 02 Aug 2019, 12:45 »

Jumping in late, but aren't figs very much NOT fruit?
How are they not? They contain seeds, don't they?
What do you think they are?
Logged
stePH
--
Quote from: MC Chris
I'm not doing well, OK? Do you get that?

OldGoat

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,009
  • Give me heresy, or give me death.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #59 on: 02 Aug 2019, 14:33 »

Jumping in late, but aren't figs very much NOT fruit?
How are they not? They contain seeds, don't they?
What do you think they are?
Yup, fruit.  In such symbiotic cahoots with wasps that they make you wonder sometimes, but still fruit. 
Logged

hedgie

  • Methuselah's mentor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,382
  • No Pasarán!
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #60 on: 02 Aug 2019, 14:56 »

Commonly called one, but nope.  They're a mass of inverted flowers, or "false fruit".
Logged
"The highest treason in the USA is to say Americans are not loved, no matter where they are, no matter what they are doing there." -- Vonnegut

Gyrre

  • Born in a Nalgene bottle
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,288
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #61 on: 04 Aug 2019, 06:22 »

I knew I'd be learning some new botany with this thread, but I didn't expect to learn terms like "false fruit".
Logged
Quote
a real-ass gaddam sword
Quote
"Broken swords and dragon bones scattered on the way back home."

Too stubborn to die, just like the rest of my family.

cesium133

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,148
  • Has a fucked-up browser history
    • Cesium Comics
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #62 on: 04 Aug 2019, 08:06 »

I think we may be nitpicking a bit too much here... in fact, I'll add to it by noting that Wikipedia begins its article on false fruits with: "An accessory fruit (sometimes called false fruit, spurious fruit, pseudofruit, or pseudocarp) is a fruit in which..." (emphasis mine).
Logged
The nerdy comic I update sometimes: Cesium Comics

Unofficial character tag thingy for QC

Mr_Rose

  • Duck attack survivor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,822
  • Head Canon arms dealer
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #63 on: 04 Aug 2019, 08:19 »

Given that we seem to have already accepted apples, which are another kind of ‘false fruit’, I figure dates, pears, mulberries, etc. are fine too.
Logged
"I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." - Charles Babbage

Scarlet Manuka

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 208
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #64 on: 04 Aug 2019, 22:32 »

sometimes called false fruit, spurious fruit, pseudofruit, or pseudocarp
"Pseudocarp" sounds like it should be a kind of false fish, instead.
Logged

OldGoat

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,009
  • Give me heresy, or give me death.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #65 on: 05 Aug 2019, 08:09 »

"False fruit" must be like a botanists' secret handshake - it's how they recognize one another in crowds. 

Do not click if humor impaired.
(click to show/hide)
Logged

Marco

  • Obscure cultural reference
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 138
  • Not quite an earthling
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #66 on: 06 Aug 2019, 06:05 »

Uvaia is a southern brazilian fruit. I'm almost shure it has no name in English.
Logged

Wingy

  • Asleep in the boner patch
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 789
  • Is my cape on right?
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #67 on: 08 Aug 2019, 09:17 »

I wonder if they're related to Marvin Berry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dKrEDptjps
What about Ken Berry, from the old Disney movies?
Probably ought to stick with Love, American Style as the Disney shows, F-Troop, and Mama's Family don't fit the genre at all...   :-D
Logged
This space intentionally left almost blank.

b_jonas0

  • Notorious N.U.R.R.
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #68 on: 09 Aug 2019, 02:23 »

Maybe they are all combinations of E, L, M, N and O , and the fruit is just a coincidence?
Yes.  Which means that Momo and Ellen are their sisters too.
Logged

Near Lurker

  • Duck attack survivor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,642
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #69 on: 09 Aug 2019, 03:19 »

I'm still wondering about the fact that there are apparently 2,049 of them.
Logged
After seventeen years, once again, sort of a lurker.  (he/him)

Theta9

  • Bling blang blong blung
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,115
  • Not even that gay.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #70 on: 09 Aug 2019, 07:12 »

I'm still wondering about the fact that there are apparently 2,049 of them.
You too, huh?
Logged
stePH
--
Quote from: MC Chris
I'm not doing well, OK? Do you get that?

Mr_Rose

  • Duck attack survivor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,822
  • Head Canon arms dealer
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #71 on: 09 Aug 2019, 13:10 »

An overflow bug somehow caused a parity bit to be read as data. This is actually Yay’s secret origin.
Logged
"I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." - Charles Babbage

Tova

  • coprophage
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,725
  • Defender of the Terrible Denizens of QC
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #72 on: 09 Aug 2019, 22:06 »

I know this is boring, but maybe there just happens to be 2049 of them, a perfectly unremarkable number that requires no special explanation whatsoever.  :roll:
Logged
Yet the lies of Melkor, the mighty and the accursed, Morgoth Bauglir, the Power of Terror and of Hate, sowed in the hearts of Elves and Men are a seed that does not die and cannot be destroyed; and ever and anon it sprouts anew, and will bear dark fruit even unto the latest days. (Silmarillion 255)

cesium133

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,148
  • Has a fucked-up browser history
    • Cesium Comics
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #73 on: 10 Aug 2019, 01:03 »

Factory worker 1: "How many chassis we got in stock?"
Factory worker A: "2049."
Factory worker 1: "Okay, load 'em up."
Logged
The nerdy comic I update sometimes: Cesium Comics

Unofficial character tag thingy for QC

Dandi Andi

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 389
  • They/them she/her. Formerly Pecoros7. Still tired.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #74 on: 10 Aug 2019, 02:52 »



Melon can grasp the concept of reading signs, but apparently not numbers. Maybe she has a problem understanding numbers. It might be a form of dyscalculia. And maybe it runs in AI families. There may not be 2048 of them at all. It may be that it just sounded like an appropriately large number to someone who doesn't really "get" numbers.

Being a power of 2, it may also be an AI goto number for arbitrary largeness. Lemon saying she has 2048 sisters could have been like a human saying "I have, like, a million cousins"; not a literal million, just arbitrarily large.

Or maybe they just have a problem counting sisters.
Logged

cesium133

  • Preventing third impact
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,148
  • Has a fucked-up browser history
    • Cesium Comics
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #75 on: 10 Aug 2019, 03:15 »

I'm not looking this up at 6 am after not sleeping at all tonight, but I seem to recall that that line was from Lemon, not Melon.
Logged
The nerdy comic I update sometimes: Cesium Comics

Unofficial character tag thingy for QC

Dandi Andi

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 389
  • They/them she/her. Formerly Pecoros7. Still tired.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #76 on: 10 Aug 2019, 04:01 »

I'm not looking this up at 6 am after not sleeping at all tonight, but I seem to recall that that line was from Lemon, not Melon.

Yup. Which is why I said,

It might be a form of dyscalculia. And maybe it runs in AI families.

The suggestion being that maybe Lemon doesn't "get" numbers either.
Logged

DaiJB

  • The German Chancellory building
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 450
  • Utterly clueless.
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #77 on: 10 Aug 2019, 16:34 »

Hmm, there seems to be a dearth of Q's - try Quandong (Australian wild peach)
Logged
"This fellow... he picks up this tiny bird in his hands and carries its quivering little body across this busy junction -  and feeds it to his cat.
Life's like that; a complex texture of conflicting moralities. " 

Norman Clegg, Last of the Summer Wine

Gyrre

  • Born in a Nalgene bottle
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,288
Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #78 on: 12 Aug 2019, 17:33 »

If the discalculia hypothesis is untrue, it would be wildly improbable (even with their quirks) for them to all select the same chassis model and type.
I wonder if the green AI in today (Monday the 12th) is one of the fruit sisters.
Logged
Quote
a real-ass gaddam sword
Quote
"Broken swords and dragon bones scattered on the way back home."

Too stubborn to die, just like the rest of my family.
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up