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    Yams and Sweetpotatoes are not even DISTANTLY related.


    That is all. Continue on about your business.

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    :shocked:

    They sure taste like they are related!
     
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    Mmmmm, fried sweet potatoes :D
     
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    I don't like either one, so how's that important?? :)
     
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    If you buy Yams in the US - they'll have to be marked with 'sweet potatoe' because Yams are imported from the Carribean. And are different...sweeter.
     
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    They are both in the same kindgom (that of Plants).

    That would be a distant relation, would it not? :D
     
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    you are reaching.... :p I guess the operative word is 'distant' and what that word means to the reader. :)
     
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    After a bit more research, I found that they are both part of the Magnoliophyta sub-phylum (flowering plants). So they are just as related as, say, an iris and a water lily, or me and my father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roomate (bonus points: name that movie!).
     
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    SPACEBALLS!


    P.S. I see your schwartz is as big as mine!
     
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    ...or a Dandilion to a water lily.

    That's VERY distant.
     

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