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Why is this fish called a Lemon Sole ?
« on: 15/02/2007 22:24:14 »
Hello,

I'm Neil

This is a lemon:





This is not...but it is called a Lemon Sole :





Previously I have asked if at some point the two components of my question have ' got it together'...I think in this case it is prudent to not ask this.

But...there must be a reason why the Lemon Sole is called a Lemon Sole !!...any ideas ?







 

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« Reply #1 on: 15/02/2007 22:25:27 »
Actually....just now looking at the shapes...could it purely be because the Lemon sole looks like a lemon ?...well..in shape anyway ?

whajafink ?
 

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Why is this fish called a Lemon Sole ?
« Reply #2 on: 18/02/2007 00:55:34 »
It would probably be ridiculous to call it lemon shoe.
 

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Why is this fish called a Lemon Sole ?
« Reply #3 on: 18/02/2007 17:26:49 »
It would probably be ridiculous to call it lemon shoe.

LOL..............well..at least this has made me laugh !!...

Personally I think Pineapple Boot would be favourable !!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/02/2007 21:35:23 »
Sole appears to have a common root with soil - referring to anything flat (e.g. the flat part of the feet, or a sandal worn on the feet, or the soil, or a flat fish).
 

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Why is this fish called a Lemon Sole ?
« Reply #5 on: 18/02/2007 21:43:18 »
Thank you George.

What about the Lemon part ? !!...do you think it is because it is like a lemon...form the side on !! (well, I think it looks like a lemon)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 18/02/2007 22:58:46 »
Haven't found any better explanation as yet.  Lemon seems not to have many variations in its meaning (except that is is linked to 'lime' - but both are related fruits), so there seems as yet no obvious alternative explanation, except its appearance.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 18/02/2007 23:12:23 »
Interestingly, looking at Wikipedia, it seems the lemon sole is not even (in biological terms) in the family or true soles (etymologically, it is a flat fish, but it lives amongst rocks rather than on the flat bottom, and so it has not moved both its eyes to the right side of its head, as is common with true bottom dwelling soles).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soleidae
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The true soles are a family, Soleidae, of flatfishes, and include species that live in salt water and fresh water. They are bottom-dwelling fishes feeding on small crustaceans and other invertebrates. Other flatfishes are also known as soles.

Soles begin life as bilaterally symmetric larvae, with an eye on each side of the head. But during development the left eye moves around onto the right side of the head. Adult soles lie on their left (blind) side on the sea floor, often covered in mud which, in combination with their dark colours, makes them hard to spot.

Soles (along with flounders) were observed by the Bathyscaphe Trieste at the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 35,798 feet (10,911 m).

Many soles are important food species: the common sole, Solea solea, is popular in northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
 

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Why is this fish called a Lemon Sole ?
« Reply #8 on: 19/02/2007 14:15:49 »
Thank Ewe George.....but the more I look at the lemon and then the sole with it's snout...the more I am convinced that that is why it's called a lemon sole.

Grab a lemon sole..paint it yellow....hang it in a tree and you have a very tempting flapping wet fruit for making lemon tea.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 19/02/2007 18:03:56 »
Or Driving the cats crazy!!!!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 21/02/2007 13:27:42 »
It's to do with motor racing. These fish are fanatical sports car drivers and regularly compete in 24 hour endurance races. Their favourite race is, of course, the Le Mans 24 hr. Lemon is a mispronunciation of Le Mans... FACT!  :D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 21/02/2007 13:53:16 »
It's to do with motor racing. These fish are fanatical sports car drivers and regularly compete in 24 hour endurance races. Their favourite race is, of course, the Le Mans 24 hr. Lemon is a mispronunciation of Le Mans... FACT!  :D
... and they're called "sole" because they drive solo instead of teaming up wit other riders [:I]
 

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« Reply #12 on: 21/02/2007 21:58:09 »
It's to do with motor racing. These fish are fanatical sports car drivers and regularly compete in 24 hour endurance races. Their favourite race is, of course, the Le Mans 24 hr. Lemon is a mispronunciation of Le Mans... FACT!  :D
... and they're called "sole" because they drive solo instead of teaming up wit other riders [:I]

That's just silly. Everyone knows you have to have a change of driver at Le Mans. Pfft!  :P
 

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Why is this fish called a Lemon Sole ?
« Reply #13 on: 21/02/2007 22:17:53 »
It's to do with motor racing. These fish are fanatical sports car drivers and regularly compete in 24 hour endurance races. Their favourite race is, of course, the Le Mans 24 hr. Lemon is a mispronunciation of Le Mans... FACT!  :D
... and they're called "sole" because they drive solo instead of teaming up wit other riders [:I]

That's just silly. Everyone knows you have to have a change of driver at Le Mans. Pfft!  :P


thats's a pit stopper for lemmings
 

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« Reply #14 on: 21/02/2007 23:20:55 »
It's to do with motor racing. These fish are fanatical sports car drivers and regularly compete in 24 hour endurance races. Their favourite race is, of course, the Le Mans 24 hr. Lemon is a mispronunciation of Le Mans... FACT!  :D
... and they're called "sole" because they drive solo instead of teaming up wit other riders [:I]

That's just silly. Everyone knows you have to have a change of driver at Le Mans. Pfft!  :P


thats's a pit stopper for lemmings

They keep jumping off the kerb
 

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« Reply #15 on: 24/02/2007 19:26:29 »
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