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Potato Peels

Posted 2011.06.06 13.31 in Pointless Blather

Why do we talk about peeling potatos but then we talk about eating potato skins, or having french fries made with the skins on?

Why are they peels when we have to remove them, but skins when we want to eat them?

I think it’s because we don’t like to think about skinning things (unless you work in a tannery or abbatoire I guess) and we don’t like to think about eating peels (oranges and bananas come to mind.)

Not really going anywhere with this, it’s just something I was thinking about this morning.