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  • Couple of "errors" in the Primal Blue print book

    Edit **Why cant we change the title of the thread?**

    I have just received my book and haven't read it properly, just flicked through, but already two things have caught my eye.

    On page 173, the Buzz Aldrin quote about exercise....forget about it ( OK I was mistaken, Buzz said it, It's just that Neil Armstrong more famously hated exercise and in a Cronkite interview said, "I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street" Its odd they both hated exercise as most of the early Astronauts were health freaks.

    pg 116. (this one is a pet peeve of mine, so suffer me a little while I vent)

    "Kiwis". Kiwis are flightless birds or people from New Zealand. The fruit is "kiwifruit", You don't shorten grapefruit to grape or passionfruit to passion do you? so why get lazy with kiwifruit?
    Besides, the fruit is actually a "Chinese Gooseberry", Kiwifruit was a genius bit of marketing thought up by some enterprising "kiwi" 100 years ago.

    never mind.
    Last edited by Valarauko; 11-07-2010, 09:20 PM.
    Fear of the unknown...They are afraid of new ideas. they are loaded with prejudices, not based upon anything in reality, but based onÖ if something is new, I reject it immediately because itís frightening to me. What they do instead is just stay with the familiar.

  • #2
    I think nearly every person in the English speaking world calls them Kiwis.


    • #3

      Are you bored?


      • #4
        Except for us Kiwis (the people - not the bird)...granted we are probably a minority of the entire English speaking world but we do indeed call them 'kiwifruit'...or from time to time for us oldies they are referred to as chinese gooseberries as Valarauko is correct in pointing out was their original name...these days they are also known as Zespri...yet another marketing ploy to disassociate them from their origins....


        • #5
          The finite heartbeat meme is bs anyway. A little card keeps my resting hr at least 15 bpm lower. This more than balances out the tachycardia associated with exercise, especially at a primal 60-70%


          • #6
            And to think, by the title of the thread I actually thought it was something serious. Got me!


            • #7
              I have always heard them called "kiwi" NOT "kiwifruit."


              • #8
                There was something nagging me about that made me question the entire premise of this way of life. Thanks for nailing it. No author who attributes quotes to the wrong astronaut or chooses to abbreviate the name of a fruit can possibly be trusted to give reasonable advice.

       I can revert to the wheat eating, chronic cardio, sugar binging, crappy health and extra 13 lbs that this book cruelly took from me.

                Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
                Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food


                • #9
                  I would hardly call a cultural difference (calling it a kiwi, or a kiwifruit) an "error." The Astronaut quote, might indeed be an error, but why post it on this forum and not send a note to him or his editors?


                  • #10
                    yeah you are

                    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                      I have always heard them called "kiwi" NOT "kiwifruit."
                      me too.


                      • #12
                        This thread is first time I've ever heard of the kiwifruit thing. Well, I've heard of it, but haven't seen anyone one complain about it or correct anyone else about it.

                        But anyway, thanks for showing us the light.

                        Funny, I googled that quote and several hits show it as a Buzz Aldrin quote. Hmm.

                        Anyway, I have to go take a shit. I was feeling backed up, but for some reason after reading this I think I'm going to finally clean out the holding tank.

                        Last edited by Bane; 11-07-2010, 05:37 PM.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by StoneAgeQueen View Post
                          I think nearly every person in the English speaking world calls them Kiwis.
                          I don't, they're called Kiwifruit.


                          • #14
                            I thought people in Australia spoke Australian, not English??


                            just kidding, of course!


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by carres1973 View Post
                              I thought people in Australia spoke Australian, not English??
                              They call beer "Foster's."

                              Started my journey on May 22, 2010:

                              Beginning weight ~180
                              Current weight ~145

                              Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
                              LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
                              HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
                              TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49