John Bryan
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 11:18:53 PST
Dear Jim;

As you appreciate things being correct, should it not be.".can't even
spell it correctly"? (grin) Cheers, John E. Bryan

Jim McKenney wrote:
> Jim W. did something interesting in his most recent post. He spelled
> Carthamus carthamnus. I'm not nit-picking here. What makes it interesting to
> me is that when I composed my post where I mentioned Carthamus, I too
> spelled it Carthamnus. But I noticed Angelo's spelling, and checked it
> against a trusted reference - and learned something.
> Evidently this incorrect spelling is common in American publications. A
> Google search on Carthamnus gives about 325 hits - some of them in places
> where you would expect better. A Google search on Carthamus gives 179,000
> hits. IPNI of course does not find carthamnus.
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I've discovered that
> the d*@# crooks trying to pass the stuff off as saffron can't even spell it
> right.
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