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Does pizza count as a vegetable?

Yes
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No
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JeNeSaisLaw

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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2008, 09:04:54 PM »
PS: A tomato is a fruit.


Hahahaha. That's pure ownage. Good call.


PS thread wasn't serious, DUDES.
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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2008, 09:42:15 PM »
PS: A tomato is a fruit.


Hahahaha. That's pure ownage. Good call.


PS thread wasn't serious, DUDES.

Of course it was not, becuase in real life no women is dumb ehough to come between a man and his pizza, unless she likes being single.

I'm going to let Penny call down the Rods from God on that one...
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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2008, 10:09:15 PM »
Pizza is its own food group, the pizza group, from which you need three servings a day

This is the actual correct response.
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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2008, 03:09:54 AM »
if tomatoes are fruits, why is it an ingredient in those V(vegetable)8 drinks.

I think tomatoes are one of those things that fit into both categories, like a bisexual fruit/vegetable.

Anyways, like most people I wish Pizzas were vegetables, but the gods of healthy-eating will not allow this.
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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2008, 04:02:25 AM »
Tomato is a veggie according to SCOTUS.

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In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled the controversy in 1893 by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304))

And two dumb states (NJ and AR) can't figure it out either:

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The tomato has been designated the state vegetable of New Jersey. Arkansas took both sides by declaring the "South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato" to be both the state fruit and the state vegetable in the same law, citing both its botanical and culinary classifications.

Of course only OH (sort of) gets it right:

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In 2006, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a law that would have declared the tomato to be the official state fruit, but the bill died when the Ohio Senate failed to act on it.

Of course, the tomato is a fruit ("vegetable" is a culinary term anyway)

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Due to the scientific definition of a fruit, the tomato remains a fruit when not dealing with US tariffs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato#Fruit_or_vegetable.3F  :)

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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2008, 04:42:47 AM »
Fruit ripens, vegetables wilt. 

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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2008, 06:28:08 AM »
if tomatoes are fruits, why is it an ingredient in those V(vegetable)8 drinks.

I think tomatoes are one of those things that fit into both categories, like a bisexual fruit/vegetable.


Hah!

I think Tomatoes are most commonly eaten with vegetables, so in general they're treated as such.  Cucumbers (and all squashes for that matter) are also fruits, providing us with another set of similar examples.
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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2008, 09:07:45 AM »
Tomato is a veggie according to SCOTUS.

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In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled the controversy in 1893 by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304))

And two dumb states (NJ and AR) can't figure it out either:

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The tomato has been designated the state vegetable of New Jersey. Arkansas took both sides by declaring the "South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato" to be both the state fruit and the state vegetable in the same law, citing both its botanical and culinary classifications.

Of course only OH (sort of) gets it right:

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In 2006, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a law that would have declared the tomato to be the official state fruit, but the bill died when the Ohio Senate failed to act on it.

Of course, the tomato is a fruit ("vegetable" is a culinary term anyway)

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Due to the scientific definition of a fruit, the tomato remains a fruit when not dealing with US tariffs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato#Fruit_or_vegetable.3F  :)

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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2008, 10:48:19 AM »
and I was hoping that pizza would magically regain its vegtable status once I re-entered studentdom

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Re: Settle the debate between me and my girlfriend
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2008, 10:50:49 AM »