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Old 21st October 2009, 11:44 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by richardksa View Post
Not about false friends, but this reminds me of when oil seed rape was first introduced into the UK as a cash crop.It harvesting requires slightly different techniques to that of other crops and a local farmer in the village where I lived had allowed the equipment manufacturers to hold an exhibition in his fields. For days, to the consternation of our female population, a huge sign pointed off the main road to our village proclaiming, "Rape Demonstration". I hope it attracted the right sort of people.
Marketed in the US as Canola oil, for obvious reasons.
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