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The why to your heart
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pseudomonas From: pseudomonas Date: April 10th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. I know you and Owen are in a romantic relationship - if you spoke about this I'd take it for granted. The antipathy is, as you say, largely based on my dislike of the assumption that non-romantic relationships are so much inferior things. I realise that this asssumption isn't implicit in the way you're using the word, though, and I'll admit that "friendship" is a pretty useful word for many relationships.

The latter question - I don't know. I think possibly less irritated but still not happy about it.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 10th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I certainly don't mean to imply that non-romantic relationships are inferior to romantic relationships. And if I was going to start being ornery I'd be objecting to the implication that "romantic" and "non-romantic" was the only sensible line along which to divide one's relationships.

But it's apples and oranges, innit. Are apples inferior/superior to oranges? I'd venture to suggest that mouldy apples are inferior to non-mouldy oranges, but that may not apply if you really don't like oranges, though in that case the question's probably a bit pointless.

My original question was intended to be open-ended: there wasn't a "right" answer.
keirf From: keirf Date: April 11th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Apples are better. This is a fact. They don't need peeling before you eat them, and you can turn them into cider.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 11th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
But you can actually eat orange peel, or use the zest in cakes and stuff, or make it into candied peel, whereas apple skin is just something to make your gums bleed when it gets stuck between your teeth.

Also, whoever heard of duck à la pomme? That'd clearly be rubbish.
keirf From: keirf Date: April 12th, 2007 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Duck a la pomme. Mmmm.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: April 12th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
By a curious coincidence, a roast duck with apples, potatoes and carrots roasted in the same tin in the fat coming off it was what I had for dinner last night. It was delicious.

Then again, I don't like oranges much.
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