notes on word usage
Sat, 17 Jun 2006 18:14:31 PDT
On 17 Jun 06, at 10:44, diana chapman wrote:

> ...It's difficult, though, when you get ridiculed for using
> botanical names.  One lady, when I used the botanical name for a
> plant, actually said "my, aren't we hoity-toity".  Sigh. 

Not "sigh." Try "No, just not proud of ignorance."

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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