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As I'm bilingual (English & American), I can assure you that a Rutabaga is a Swede, sometimes known as a Swedish Turnip.
BTW what has this got to do with sailing?

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It makes all the difference in the world if your boat is crewed by people of extremely northern european extraction.

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Maybe confusion is caused because the Brits call what we and I think going on my knowledge of Popeye cartoons, the US call Spinach, SilverBeet. English Spinach is a different critter.
Now my Aussie is a bit weak but English Spinach and American Spinach are one and the same. Siverbeat, sometimes known a Perpetual Spinach or Spinach Beat, is Chard or Swiss Chard.

Veggies are bad enough - English vs American nautical and mechanical terminology is enough to drive you crazy.

Edit: I just discovered that Chard is called Spinach in South Africa. Confused yet?

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Love beets ! Grow lots of beets. Eat a few. Deer LOVE them. I like deer. Keeps the freezer full.
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I was horrified the first time I saw "dolphin" on the menu in a restaurant in Barbados. Apparently that is yet another word that doesn't mean what I think it means.

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Dolphin is Mahi Mahi. a fish not a mammal. Flipper is a Bottle Nose Dolphin, a mammal.

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What's Flipper taste like?
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Rubber or plastic.
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Sort of a meaty cross between Spotted Owl and California Condor.

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Now my Aussie is a bit weak but English Spinach and American Spinach are one and the same. Siverbeat, sometimes known a Perpetual Spinach or Spinach Beat, is Chard or Swiss Chard.

Veggies are bad enough - English vs American nautical and mechanical terminology is enough to drive you crazy.

Edit: I just discovered that Chard is called Spinach in South Africa. Confused yet?
The stuff that Popeye slurps looks to me more like Chard than English Spinach. Down here we call Chard Spinach, English Spinach is called just that. We have both.

See the pic. The White and Red Silverbeet are Chard, known in Oz as Spinach.


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