I learnt a new word: Gustation

Cafeteria;
Sacrificing gustation
for tasteless chatter

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Posted on August 29, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. fascinating thing this english language. i love it’s quirks. i’ve had a love affair with words all my life. did you know ‘dreamt’ is the only english word that ends in the letters ‘mt’.

    some of the most stimulating discussions i’ve ever had were at the india coffee house cafeteria at IISc. no compromise on gustation or food for thought 🙂

  2. Good one 🙂 Work has forced gustation and its cousin olfaction into my vocabulary.. There are people who spend their lives studying how a fruit-fly is able to taste and smell food..

    • There are people who spend their lives studying how a fruit-fly is able to taste and smell food

      🙂 Wow!! You are doing a Ph.D on that, or something like it?

      • Wow!! You are doing a Ph.D on that, or something like it?

        Something like it – I work with fruit-flies, studying the effects of a gene that as it turns out is involved in the wiring of a fly’s olfactory system.. The usual reaction when I tell people I study a fruit-fly brain is this “Dude, you need a life” look 😉

      • 🙂 Ok, I won’t say that!

    • i’m a vet and i don’t scare easy but WHAT is that creature in your icon? backside of a louse, eh? just kidding- keep your shirt on.

      • backside of a louse, eh?

        🙂 Errr – it’s the other end of a fruit-fly actually 🙂 Well, technically (and somewhat freakishly) it’s the head of a mutant fruit-fly that has legs coming out where the antennae normally would. It’s a much celebrated mutation, appropriately enough called Antennapaedia. Oh, and I agree – Coffee Board rocks!

      • hee. i love your LJ name too. troll! good to see that you have a sense of humour. to each his own, fruit fly person. 🙂

      • i love your LJ name too

        Thank you 🙂 It’s more of a convoluted tribute to Holden Caulfield, from Catcher in the Rye, than any real reference to aged poultry..

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