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fun with hand puppets

At 09:08 PM 6/13/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> >(I don't know what a 'spadix ' is.  Could someone tell me?)
> >
>Jack, 1st.. Take your index finger and point it up in the air.....2nd take
>your other open hand with fingers closed to each other and hold it up behind
>you index finger.  This is the basic inflorescence of aroids. The spadix
>being your index finger and containing the flowers and the spathe
>  basically a modified leaf) being your hand being held up behind it.
>Amorphophallus gets its name from the shape of the spadix.

Ah!  OK thanks for the lesson! I think I got it.

My girlfriend came into the den as I was setting in front of the computer
making hand signs.  "It's OK honey, it just a botany thing".

>I have a very observent daughter!

Neil, best to not let her date until she is 30....


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