[FPSPACE] mushrooms discovered growing on ISS ???????

Allen Thomson thomsona at flash.net
Thu Nov 20 19:29:05 EST 2008


> I suspect it is a mistranslation: 

Me too, or at least a play on words.

> in Russian  "mushroom" and "mold" is almost the same word.

Curiously, that seems to be the case in Spanish, Italian and German also. Hongo, Funghi, Pilz.

Although, at least in our local variety of Spanish, "Champignon" seems to have been borrowed to make the distinction.  But then there's huitlacoche...



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