ShortNews
+ + + 3 BRANDNEW NewsTickers for your Website! + + + easy configurable in less than 1 Minute + + + GET'EM NOW! + + +

   Home | Join | Submit News | MyShortNews | HighScores | FAQ'S | Forums Chat | 0 Users Online   
   
                 04/24/2014 12:04 AM  
  ShortNews Search
search all Channels
RSS feeds
   Top News Society and Culture
Bust of Romania´s Former First Lady "Too Sexy"
High School Student Suspended for Asking Miss America to Prom
Maine: 10th-Grader Arrested for Having Squirt Gun
Pastor Claims "Blood Moons" Point to End of the World
Woman Walks Man on a Leash
more News
out of this Channel...
  ShortNews User Poll
Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should be legally recognized?
  Latest Events
04/23/2014 05:34 PM
estrella242 receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Kansas: Prosecutor Seeking Death Penalty Against Man Charged in Murder of Four People'
04/23/2014 04:54 PM
estrella242 receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'FDA to Propose Rules for e-Cigarette Makers'
04/23/2014 04:27 PM
estrella242 receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Drew Barrymore Welcomes Second Daughter With Husband Will Kopelman'
04/23/2014 04:07 PM
estrella242 receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Lupita Nyong´o Named Most Beautiful Person'
04/23/2014 03:52 PM
coronado receives 20 Points for very good Assessment of 'New Jersey Man Steals Woman´s Dog and TV on First Date'
04/23/2014 03:49 PM
estrella242 receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Yosemite Park: Climber Falls 30 Feet'
04/23/2014 03:21 PM
estrella242 receives 100 Points for News Submission of 'Possible Debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight Spotted on Australian Coast'
  877 Visits   2 Assessments  Show users who Rated this:
Quality:Very Good
Back to Overview  
04/18/2007 10:11 AM ID: 61890 Permalink   

Official Veggie of Oklahoma is... Watermelon?

 

The measure introduced in the House by Democratic Rep. Joe Dorman to have the watermelon declared Oklahoma's state vegetable has sparked some heated debate over what it actually is.

It seems that watermelon is a member of the cucumber and gourd families and therefore is classified as a vegetable. Some say the dictionary calls it a fruit.

"I guess it can be both, "stated Senator Don Barrington who sponsored the bill. The bill now will go to Gov. Brad Henry. Oklahoma already has the strawberry as its official fruit.

 
  Source: hosted.ap.org  
    WebReporter: sleeky Show Calling Card      
  Recommendation:  
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
   
  9 Comments
  
  Mmmmm  
 
who cares what it is...

Its all red juicy goodness

Its a veggie i'm pretty sure,
just like a tomato is sometimes.
 
  by: Mr_Dudeman   04/18/2007 10:15 AM     
  Yes I guess  
 
it can be both depending on how you use it.. What ever they call it, it sure tastes good cold out of the refrigerator
 
  by: sleeky     04/18/2007 10:23 AM     
  Theres no scientific difference  
 
between a fruit and vegetable.

The only botanical defintion is that a fruit is a reproductive system, IE has seeds(which a watermelon does).
Wheres vegetable does not, like a potatoe.
 
  by: Gogevandire   04/18/2007 10:24 AM     
  it's a fruit  
 
fruits bear seeds. any other part of a plant is vegetable matter, and hence, a vegetable. the end.

"then is a cucumber a fruit as well?" you might say. yes. get over it.
 
  by: ManilaRyce     04/18/2007 03:51 PM     
  Ask Dr. Dictionary  
 
A fruit is actually the sweet, ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant. A vegetable, in contrast, is an herbaceous plant cultivated for an edible part (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers, or nonsweet fruits). So, to be really nitpicky, a fruit could be a vegetable, but a vegetable could not be a fruit.
 
  by: crosimoto     04/18/2007 04:18 PM     
  Fight....Fight.....Fight....  
 
I think the two dictionaries (the one posted in the original story and the post from Dr. Dictionary) should fight it out....the winner faces Wolverine!
 
  by: crosimoto     04/18/2007 04:21 PM     
  does anyone  
 
Have an opinion on what a pineapple's classification would be?
 
  by: melissamiranda     04/19/2007 04:26 AM     
  You're all fruits...  
 
& vegetables LoL

 
  by: Zmethod     04/19/2007 05:00 AM     
  mellisamiranda  
 
If I'm not mistaken the pineapple is actually the flower of the pineapple plant and very yummy too! Correct me if I am wrong.
 
  by: sleeky     04/19/2007 05:11 AM     
 
 
Copyright ©2014 ShortNews GmbH & Co. KG, Contact: info@shortnews.com