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Re: Tuber vs. Corm and how about pronunciation?

>On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Rand Nicholson wrote:
>> Yeah, yeah. Blame it on the Canadians, Ray. Beat up our poor Loony AND it's
>> like we make snow up here out of spite, every time we watch a Yank weather
>> report. Well ..., maybe we do, maybe we don't ...
>> You'll never beat our beer, though!

Ellen Hornig is rumoured to have replied:

>Touchy, touchy!  and where else did these two or three feet of snow that
>I'm currently enjoying come from, Rand?   And what about these frigid
>winds blowing in from the northwest, in which direction, I believe, lie
>the Canadian prairies???

We send down all the snow and wind  we get from Siberian Russia to you guys
after we have used it for a while. Though you would appreciate a change.
And don't forget about your gardens that need a good winter's snow cover!
See? We're just being nice, eh?

>Lord....feel grateful that at least we *notice* you people from time to

Something we generally try to avoid as landlords of New York and especially
Manhatten.  If you don't straighten out on the softwood, wheat and West
Coast salmon business, we're gonna cut off your supply of Canadian back
bacon. AND the moose lips and beaver bums that go into the making of your
hot dogs.

>No contest on the beer.

Got a 2-4 of Mooshead Dry with your name on it next time you make a
snowmobile run across the border with an insulpak of Arisaema tubers.

>Ellen (who is, I hope it is clear, kidding around)  :-)

Not bad, for an Economist. :)

Kind Regards,


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