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  1. #1
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default What To Do With Prunnella ???

    Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

  2. #2
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    > It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?


    Making a buck off unsuspecting round-eyes.


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  3. #3
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...

    > Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    > It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?


    AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression that one
    doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal tea? Curious why
    you would buy something without knowing what to do with it. I guess that
    goes along with your penchant for not knowing what things are on eBay. :-)

    I also once knew a very old lady name Prunella.

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  4. #4
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    <snippety>

    > Curious why you would buy something without knowing what to do with it.


    If you replace "buy" with "want", that kind sounds like most people's
    first experience with sex...


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    On Wed 27 Aug 2008 01:14:25p, Blinky the Shark told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > <snippety>
    >
    >> Curious why you would buy something without knowing what to do with it.

    >
    > If you replace "buy" with "want", that kind sounds like most people's
    > first experience with sex...
    >
    >


    <snort>

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  6. #6
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???



    Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    > > Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    > > It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    >
    > Making a buck off unsuspecting round-eyes.



    Prunella Scales (wife of Basil Fawlty) is one of my favorite names...


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  7. #7
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >
    >> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    >
    > AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression that one
    > doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal tea? Curious why
    > you would buy something without knowing what to do with it. I guess that
    > goes along with your penchant for not knowing what things are on eBay. :-)
    >




    > I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    Who took young men down to her cellar.
    She said "I am planning
    To show you my canning."

    finish the last line


    gloria p

  8. #8
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    Gloria P wrote:

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >>
    >>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    >>
    >> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression that one
    >> doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal tea? Curious why
    >> you would buy something without knowing what to do with it. I guess that
    >> goes along with your penchant for not knowing what things are on eBay. :-)
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >> I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    > Who took young men down to her cellar.
    > She said "I am planning
    > To show you my canning."

    'Cause you look like a big-rooted feller.


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    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    Gloria P wrote:
    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >>
    >>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    >>
    >> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression
    >> that one doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal
    >> tea? Curious why you would buy something without knowing what to do
    >> with it. I guess that goes along with your penchant for not knowing
    >> what things are on eBay. :-)

    >
    >> I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    > Who took young men down to her cellar.
    > She said "I am planning
    > To show you my canning."
    >
    > finish the last line
    >
    >
    > gloria p


    And I hope your performance is stellar.

    Becca

  10. #10
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    Becca wrote:

    > Gloria P wrote:
    >> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>> On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >>>
    >>>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >>>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?
    >>>
    >>> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression
    >>> that one doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal
    >>> tea? Curious why you would buy something without knowing what to do
    >>> with it. I guess that goes along with your penchant for not knowing
    >>> what things are on eBay. :-)

    >>
    >>> I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    >> Who took young men down to her cellar.
    >> She said "I am planning
    >> To show you my canning."
    >>
    >> finish the last line
    >>
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > And I hope your performance is stellar.


    In the face of this, I withdraw my entry.

    So to speak...

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    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    Gloria P wrote:
    >
    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > > On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    > >
    > >> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    > >> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    > >
    > > AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression that one
    > > doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal tea? Curious why
    > > you would buy something without knowing what to do with it. I guess that
    > > goes along with your penchant for not knowing what things are on eBay. :-)
    > >

    >
    > > I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    > Who took young men down to her cellar.
    > She said "I am planning
    > To show you my canning."
    >
    > finish the last line
    >
    > gloria p


    ....and I hope you have lots of dollars!
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  12. #12
    koko Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 19:59:20 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >
    >> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    >

    snippady doo daw

    > Curious why >you would buy something without knowing what to do with it.
    >

    Snippady ayyyy


    I do that frequently Wayne, especially in ethnic markets. But then, I
    have no life and find such things fun and interesting ;-)

    koko
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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    Becca wrote:
    > Gloria P wrote:
    >> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>> On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >>>
    >>>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >>>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?
    >>>
    >>> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression
    >>> that one doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal
    >>> tea? Curious why you would buy something without knowing what to do
    >>> with it. I guess that goes along with your penchant for not knowing
    >>> what things are on eBay. :-)

    >>
    >>> I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    >> Who took young men down to her cellar.
    >> She said "I am planning
    >> To show you my canning."
    >>
    >> finish the last line
    >>
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > And I hope your performance is stellar.
    >
    > Becca

    ROTFLMAO!

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    On Aug 27, 2:20*pm, Becca <beccaNos...@hal-pc.organ> wrote:
    > Gloria P wrote:
    > > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > >> On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...

    >
    > >>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    > >>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. *What is it used for?

    >
    > >> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. *I have the impression
    > >> that one doesn't cook with it. *Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal
    > >> tea? Curious why you would buy something without knowing what to do
    > >> with it. *I guess that goes along with your penchant for not knowing
    > >> what things are on eBay. :-)

    >
    > >> I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    > > Who took young men down to her cellar.
    > > She said "I am planning
    > > To show you my canning."

    >
    > > finish the last line

    >
    > > gloria p

    >
    > And I hope your performance is stellar.
    >
    > Becca- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Good one- LOL!

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression that one
    > doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal tea? Curious why


    Dang! I made that mistake again! I wish these stores
    would not shelve folk medicinal herbs with the culinary herbs.

    > you would buy something without knowing what to do with it. I guess that
    > goes along with your penchant for not knowing what things are on eBay. :-)


    When I see something I've never had before, I usually
    buy it, if it's cheap. Even when I don't know what it is.
    I guess that's sort of opposite of most people, who only
    buy stuff that they know what it is and have a use for it.

    This sometimes causes problems. Like the time I bought
    a package of dried fruit called reetha. A friend of mine
    was visiting that day, and we both tried a little bit.
    I said this stuff is like an instant sore throat. She
    agreed.

    I later found out that in India they soak the reetha,
    make a lather from it, and use it to wash their hair.

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    On Wed 27 Aug 2008 02:29:40p, koko told us...

    > On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 19:59:20 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >>
    >>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    >>

    > snippady doo daw
    >
    >> Curious why >you would buy something without knowing what to do with it.
    >>

    > Snippady ayyyy
    >
    >
    > I do that frequently Wayne, especially in ethnic markets. But then, I
    > have no life and find such things fun and interesting ;-)
    >
    > koko
    > There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    > George Bernard Shaw
    > www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    > updated 8/27
    >


    LOL! As long as you have fun with it. I would be the unlucky one that
    would poison myself with something. :-)

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    On Wed 27 Aug 2008 02:56:58p, Mark Thorson told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>
    >> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression
    >> that one doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal tea?
    >> Curious why

    >
    > Dang! I made that mistake again! I wish these stores
    > would not shelve folk medicinal herbs with the culinary herbs.
    >
    >> you would buy something without knowing what to do with it. I guess
    >> that goes along with your penchant for not knowing what things are on
    >> eBay. :-)

    >
    > When I see something I've never had before, I usually
    > buy it, if it's cheap. Even when I don't know what it is.
    > I guess that's sort of opposite of most people, who only
    > buy stuff that they know what it is and have a use for it.
    >
    > This sometimes causes problems. Like the time I bought
    > a package of dried fruit called reetha. A friend of mine
    > was visiting that day, and we both tried a little bit.
    > I said this stuff is like an instant sore throat. She
    > agreed.
    >
    > I later found out that in India they soak the reetha,
    > make a lather from it, and use it to wash their hair.
    >


    LOL! I have often bought things I've never used before, but I do try to
    have some knowledge of what it is first. Maybe I'm just not that
    adventurous. :-)

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    Graham Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:14:59 -0600, Gloria P wrote:

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >>
    >>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?

    >>
    >> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression that one
    >> doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal tea? Curious why
    >> you would buy something without knowing what to do with it. I guess that
    >> goes along with your penchant for not knowing what things are on eBay. :-)
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >> I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    > Who took young men down to her cellar.
    > She said "I am planning
    > To show you my canning."
    >
    > finish the last line
    >
    >
    > gloria p


    I know a brunette called Prunella
    Who is said to look like a fella.
    But I'm one of those
    who's seen her sans clothes -
    From a "he" I can certainly "telher"

  19. #19
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > LOL! I have often bought things I've never used before, but I do
    > try to have some knowledge of what it is first. Maybe I'm just
    > not that adventurous. :-)


    My idea of the perfect death is to be the first
    known human to board a UFO. I'd go straight to
    the food preparation area, open up whatever passes
    for cupboards and a refrigerator.

    "Ooh! That looks good! I'll try that!"

    "Please Mr. Thorson, wait until we've done the
    compatibility tests!"

    "Hmmm . . . I don't think I'd buy that a second time.
    What's in that box?"

    "It's very powerful! I don't think you should
    try it!"

    "I'll be the judge of that! Looks like chcocolate!
    ACK! That food is REALLY nasty!"

    "It's not food! We use it to sterilize the food
    preparation surfaces!"

    "ARGGH!"

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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Finish the limerick (was Re: What To Do With Prunnella ???)

    Becca wrote:
    > Gloria P wrote:
    >> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>> On Wed 27 Aug 2008 12:47:23p, Mark Thorson told us...
    >>>
    >>>> Yesterday, I bought a bag of prunnella at the Asian food store.
    >>>> It looks like a bunch of thin dried stems. What is it used for?
    >>>
    >>> AFAIK, it's an ancient Chinese curative herb. I have the impression
    >>> that one doesn't cook with it. Perhaps an ingredient in an herbal
    >>> tea? Curious why you would buy something without knowing what to do
    >>> with it. I guess that goes along with your penchant for not knowing
    >>> what things are on eBay. :-)

    >>
    >>> I once knew a lady named Prunella.

    >> Who took young men down to her cellar.
    >> She said "I am planning
    >> To show you my canning."
    >>
    >> finish the last line
    >>
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > And I hope your performance is stellar.
    >


    That was wonderful!

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