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To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L"
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: Off topic question, Dioscorea sp.!
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> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 6:12 PM
> Subject: Re: Off topic question, Dioscorea sp.!
> A MUCH better control measure for this pest plant (and others here in
> Florida like Muscovy Ducks, Amaranth lawn-weed, escapee Xanthosomas and
> Colocasias, Armdillos, 'possums, (no coons thought!) etc., consists of
> inviting folks like myself, other Trinidadians, Haitans, Jamaicans, etc.
> live in your neighborhoods, we GLADY take care of these 'pests' to
> :--)> We even dispense recipes to assist you 'less-informed' folk!
> Stewed armadillo in a rum/wine gravey, anyone?? Or dry-curried muscovy
> duck, mashed air-potatoes w/ cheese and butter on the side, amaranth
> done 'chori badghi' choka-style??? Ah, you guys do NOT know what you are
> Happy New Year!
> >You may fend them off with a #5 iron, or, preferably, two held in the
> of a cross, but thus enraged, they then annoy the community by flying
> the air and releasing a carrion-like aroma which vermin find delectable.
> Amityville, New York, was once attacked by the air amorphophallus potato,
> was rid of it only by the bravery of some trenchermen who counterattacked
> means of garlic and melted butter. Unfortunately, these gentlemen died of
> oxalate crystal poisoning before it was discovered that at the latitude of
> Amityville, New York, frost effectively destroys the flying amorphophallus
> potato. Embarrassment over these heroic and, as it turns out, needless
> self-sacrifices is why you've never heard of the "Amityville
> Potato Horror." Happy New Year!<<