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Re: OT-CHAT: foreigners, cyberspace, & vocabulary

  • Subject: Re: OT-CHAT: foreigners, cyberspace, & vocabulary
  • From: iris01addict@yahoo.com.au
  • Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 08:06:01 -0000

I can't resist either

As a 'foreigner' (Aus)

maybe 'foreigner' relates to all those who do not share the 'iris 
viris' regardles of where in the world they come from?????


Dian Mitterer  (South Australia)


--- In iris-talk@y..., Linda Mann <lmann@v...> wrote:
> I can't resist - this thread has been humor for the week.  Bill 
Shear,
> who usually signs name, rank, serial number and a quote, signed his 
post
> with just B.S.  Then someone mentioned "foreigners" & I wonder who 
the
> foreigners are in cyberspace <g>.
> 
> So I had to dig out Onion's English Dictionary of Etymology 
(published
> in Oxford, England) to see what some of the 'foreigners' had to say
> about the word <stock>.  First definition - trunk or stem.
> 
> Then I got out my Taylor's Encyclopedia of Gardening (American), 
which
> doesn't define stock (other than breeding stock & stocks, the 
flower).
> Taylor's says we shouldn't be calling it a stalk at all - the flower
> stalk should be properly called a pedicel, peduncle, or, in the 
case of
> iris (I think), a scape.
> 
> I will surely regret posting this when messages become >70% chat, it
> gets my goat, and I can see the future - something about 
scapegoats....
> 
> more B.S., this time from Linda Mann in Tennessee
> I miss rain and flowers...


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