C. gaoligongensis/C. walawalabingbang.
- Subject: C. gaoligongensis/C. walawalabingbang.
- From: "Julius Boos" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 14:56:04 +0000
>From : Marek Argent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent : Saturday, October 6, 2007 5:12 PM
To : "Discussion of aroids" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] C. gaoligongensis?/Pete /THANKS
All in good fun. Potatoes are much more expensive in my tropical homeland
(Trinidad and Tobago) than Colocasia or Xanthosoma rhizomes/corms, and
potatoes don`t TASTE nearly as good as Colocasia corms!!!
Colocasia "walawalabingbang"---for the benifit of us too young to recall,
the word 'walawalabingbang' refers to an OLD humorous pop-song from the late
1950`s or `60`s called ''The Witchdoctor", it came out the around the same
time as the funny song, ''The one-eyed, one horned, flying Purple
In trying to pronounce and say the name ''Colocasia gaoligonensis'', the
difficulty I encountered in wrapping my tongue around THAT one somehow
brought the song with the word ''wala-wala-bing-bang'' contained in it to my
Don't you have potatoes? These rare tubers of Colocasia galabalalala you can
sell on ebay or send me as a gift :)
I KNEW that you`d have an answer!
BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--Can I/we eat it??? Huh??? Huh Pete, can I eat
it, cook it and eat it??? Huh? Huh?? Huh Pete?? Edible??? Huh
Colocasia walalwalabingbang (AKA Julius)
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