Andrew Chaney wrote: >on 05/11/01 07:12, Muke Tever ([log in to unmask]) wrote: > >> I like the "English words for mud" answer, >> http://www.ucle.org/aue/ucle/ucle9.html > >Humus is not mud. > >Humus is something you get in Greek & Lebanese restaurants that tastes like >sand mixed in wheat paste. > >Actually, as I understand it, humus refers specifically to decaying plant >material. Rather like compost. Both of which are distinct from "mud" (i.e. >wet dirt). > >And sludge too; sludge refers only to industrial waste, never to wet dirt. > >Clay isn't mud either. > >Gumbo is cooked in a pot and served over rice. It has nothing to do with >mud. I haven't looked-- do they include mud : builder's slang for freshly mixed/poured concrete, or plaster? It also refers to the wonderful goo you put on Drywall seams.