[aroid-l] Lilies in the Dark Ages
- Subject: [aroid-l] Lilies in the Dark Ages
- From: "Planter Rik" email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 09:40:57 -0500
Calling the Middle Ages the "Dark Ages" is like calling an aroid a lily. I
think Mr. Schmid has posted what links are to be found, but, if you enter
the black hole of the "Dark Ages" and succeed in returning with useful or
anecdotal connections, by all means, share them.
To have it specified when "confusion set in," or when or whether it has
since been dispelled, will also be interesting. My impression is that
confusion sets in when academic institutions do a poor job of teaching
PS: I thought calla lilies had their points at the top.
From: hermine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Etymology of AROID
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 10:13:53 -0700
... i think this whole thing with LILY comes from a an early perception of
the general point-at-the bottom aroid flower which we today still call the
Calla Lily and after that, you had the dark ages and religious wars, and
confusion set in. i have been to lazy to hunt
down this wee link which is odd, since i collect odd words with
annoying histories, but i promise, if i am not sucked into a black
hole, i will do my best to find the missing link.
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