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Thread: Rapunzel Expansion
August 29th, 2013 10:33 PM #16
August 29th, 2013 10:39 PM #18
Rapunzel salad (in his super strong Bavarian accent). This actually makes a lot of sense due to its high iron content. The woman, Rapunzel's mother, craved the plant from the Magicians garden and they named her for that plant. Many women (esp before pre-natal vitamins) become anemic during pregnancy. The mother craving mache for its iron content and it thus being Rapunzel salad makes most sense.
From my copy of the Grimm Brothers Rapunzel "...da erblickte sie ein Beet, das mit den schoensten Rapunzeln bepflanzt war, und sie sahen so frisch und gruen aus, dass sie luestern ward und das groesste Verlangen empfand, von den Rapunzeln zu essen." (rough-ish translation: "there she saw a garden-bed, that was planted with the most beautiful Rapunzel, and it looked so fresh and green that she lusted to eat from this Rapunzel.")
Presumably should the rapunzel that was referenced in the fairy tale not be mache (the other two seem to have more vibrantly colored flowers) the plant would not have been described solely with the color green but instead with purple, or blue or pink or white.Expecting Our First.....
DH doesn't want to discuss names until
we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!
August 29th, 2013 11:03 PM #20
Generally in a debate, when people give reasons, other people are allowed to disagree with them... I'm drawing analagies to things people are making points of.
If you want to make a point that is fine. Why can't I make mine?
It's funny that you say I keep making the same point over and over, because, well everyone else keeps doing the same thing. It all comes back to Rapunzel being a fairy tale character.
Just because I disagree with your reasoning and do not do as you say, doesn't mean I do not hear it.
And btw, nothing you said in your post hasn't been said already either... so you can take your own advice.
Do as I say and not as I do?
So what you can re-gurgitate other people's point and repeat them but I respond the same thing it is a problem?
If you are going to bring up the rape point again... I can't bring the point that other people also have names with bad associations in it?
of course not, but I'm going to get ridiculed for making my point!
August 29th, 2013 11:24 PM #22Senior Member
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August 29th, 2013 11:36 PM #24