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Old 08-04-2011, 04:44 PM   #61
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i wonder if tobacvo is native toc cuba, or was it brought there with the slave and molasses trade?
Beats me, but they make the best cigars I've ever smoked.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:47 PM   #62
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i wonder if tobacco is native to cuba, or was it brought there with the slave and molasses trade?

wikipedia says it is native to Cuba.. klick
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #63
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...German chocolate cake (never ever heard of that here )...
A lot of people think it comes from Germany, but it was named for a guy whose last name was "German." It was originally called "German's Chocolate Cake."

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Are we limiting "American Food" to the USA exclusively? Last time I checked, "America" included North, Central and South, with all but the indigenous people and their cuisine comming from other parts of the world.

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This used to puzzle me too, until I realized that when you used the full names of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, it is easy to see why people from the U.S. are typically called Americans, and the others are not. Canada (former full name, Dominion of Canada, but legally that was apparently dropped), Los Estados Unidos de Mexico (The United States of Mexico), and The United States of America. Thus we have Canadians, Mexicans, and Americans.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:06 PM   #64
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Interesting......
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #65
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so tobacco comes from a beautiful woman's butt?

no wonder it's so addictive and bad for you.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:14 PM   #66
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wikipedia says it is native to Cuba.. klick
are we really relying on history and historical facts according to wikipedia these days?
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why not? Is wiki that bad in english? The Geman version is quite reliable...

btw.. does your name came from the baltic states? It reminds me of Lithuania....
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:33 PM   #68
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why not? Is wiki that bad in english?
IMO Yes! I find it very PC, full of falsehoods, disinformation, and Factoids! I would rarely, if ever use it as any kind of a primary source for factual information.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #69
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #70
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why not? Is wiki that bad in english? The Geman version is quite reliable...

btw.. does your name came from the baltic states? It reminds me of Lithuania....

we have schoolkids who contribute to wikipedia just for giggles. my understanding is that anyone can add information to, or correct (edit) information contained in wikipedia. and i for one do not know how their fact-checking is done. wiki's accuracy probably varies from topic to topic. i use wikipedia routinely--mostly for entertainment, and casual checks on things. if my search is a serious one, one that requires a definitive answer or information, i might go to wiki for a quick initial look, but then would follow up with (imo) more traditional, trustworthy and venerable sources for my facts. but cara, the wikipedia--its various uses by persons--could make for an interesting topic for a future thread, what do you think? and you were close with the guess of lithuania for the name vitauta. vitauta is a latvian name. you probably know latvia best for our inventions of the hot dog, sauerkraut and beer....
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