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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.