Re: Helping beginners
- To: lindsey
- Subject: Re: Helping beginners
- From: Rand Nicholson <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 15:27:28 -0600
>On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Hermine Stover wrote:
>> At 02:57 PM 1/15/97 -0600, Ellen Hornig wrote:
>> >A little stainless steel gizmo for pricking out seedlings (forget the
>> >name, but it's great - could look it up)
>> The thing for picking out seedlings is called a "dibbler" or dibber in
>> Great Britain. we call it the seedling-thing.
> Now I am forced to get scientific. I have retrieved the object in
>question, and the only information conveyed upon it in writing is that
>it's a "stainless steel NIT PICKER" and "made in Canada". No kidding.
>If you ever see one, grab it.
Yass ... We do have _enormous_ bugs up here and they drop their nits
everywhere. We also refer to the famous Canadian "NIT PICKER" as a
"backhoe" and use them in winter to dig up the vicious ice worms.
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