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Comment by nerd cred on February 16, 2017 at 9:08pm

I can't vouch for the accuracy of anything.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 16, 2017 at 9:14pm

i'm missing something ....

Comment by koshersalaami on February 16, 2017 at 9:44pm

I'm not

Comment by koshersalaami on February 16, 2017 at 9:50pm

Jon,

Ma nishtanah hapineapple hazeh mikol ha'ananasot?

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 16, 2017 at 9:52pm

Right. An advert for Dole. 

Comment by koshersalaami on February 16, 2017 at 10:03pm

No,

A commentary on the contrariness of English.

Comment by nerd cred on February 16, 2017 at 10:22pm

What kosh said.

But what I can't vouch for is the accuracy of any of the other languages.

Comment by Ron Powell on February 16, 2017 at 10:35pm

@Kosh;  The word "pineapple" in English was first recorded to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees (now termed pine cones). 


When European explorers discovered this tropical fruit in the Americas, they called them "pineapples" (first referenced in 1664, for resemblance to the pine cone).

In the scientific binomial Ananas comosus, ananas, the original name of the fruit, comes from the Tupi word 'nanas', meaning "excellent fruit", as recorded by André Thevet in 1555, and comosus, "tufted", refers to the stem of the fruit. 

Other members of the Ananas genus are often called pine, as well, in other languages. 

In Spanish, pineapples are called piña ("pine cone"), or ananá (ananás) (for example, the piña colada drink).

-----WIKIPEDIA 

BTW, the ananas or pineapple is in not biologically related to 'bananas'...

A word and fruit of West African origin.

Although the colloquial English term or word 'pineapple' differs from the scientific word or term 'ananas' employed by most languages to describe, characterize, or identify the fruit pictured in the post it is no less accurate.

In fact, the argument can be made that "pineapple" is the more accurate descriptive term for the 'fruit' of the ananas plant which is shown here.

Comment by koshersalaami on February 17, 2017 at 1:46am

I know it's not related to bananas because of French. Pineapple is ananas, banana is banane. 

Comment by Ron Powell on February 17, 2017 at 3:53am

banane plantain frite ou sautée

As opposed to 'bana'l, that is a good one.

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