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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.
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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.
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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.

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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #53 on: 30 Jul 2019, 22:06 »

Throw “Crunchberry” onto that list too
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #54 on: 31 Jul 2019, 00:52 »

Cloudberry has not been mentioned yet (it makes a nice liqueur).
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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
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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?
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Re: Fruit Sisters roll call
« Reply #57 on: 02 Aug 2019, 12:36 »

Jumping in late, but aren't figs very much NOT fruit?
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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?
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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. 
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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".
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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".
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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. 

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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.
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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
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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