Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Sun, 25 Jan 2004 17:28:17 PST
Thanks, Arnold. You have saved us some potential embarrassment.

Algae? Algae! Aren't they sort of low-down the totem pole of life and
slimy? We shouldn't have to share our word with them: people might confuse

We should have our own word. Let's call ours spiladophytes or epispilads
(epispiladic as an adjective), from the Greek word for a rocky place, a
cliff, the rocks on which the surf crashes and so on. 

If you guys don't buy it, I'll offer it to the rock garden people. I can
hear them now: "Spiladophytes as trough plants", "Spiladophytes of the
Euaizoon (five syllables, please) Section of the Genus Saxifraga",
"Calcifuge Epispilads for Beginners", "Winter Study Weekend Topic:
Epispiladic Epiphanies in the Dolomites"   and as the true sign of
acceptance, "Spiladophytes for Dummies".

The world awaits us! 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland zone 7 keeping green the memory of Liddell &

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