Bulbs for South India

jegrace jegrace@rose.net
Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:02:13 PDT

I could understand your frustration, however

At the end of that post as at the end of ALL of my posts I wrote 

Erin Grace, Thomasville, Georgia, USA

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Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 3:13 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Bulbs for South India

On 25 Sep 08, at 19:43, jegrace wrote:

> All thrive in South Georgia...

Is that the southern part of the state of Georgia in the USA, the southern
part of the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains, or, as seems most
likely given the capitalized "South",  the island of South Georgia in the
Antarctic Ocean near the tip of South America?

Okay, I know I'm being a bit silly, but the world is a big place that's
gotten a lot smaller in recent time, so it behooves all of us to take extra
care in the way we write about where we, or our favorite plants, are.  

A particular peeve of mine is the use of airport codes in lieu of city
If I said I was at YYJ, it would communicate NOTHING to the vast majority of
people. Those of you living in SFO or PDX or SEA, please remember this. When
you post to the PBS mailing list, your readers are not just local friends
who know the code.

Or to put it another way, never use abbreviations, slang, local lingo, or
anything else except fully spelled out, properly capitalized, formal names
for places and locales. And if it doesn't have a name, use Google Maps to
find out the longitude and latitude, and quote that.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate on beautiful Vancouver Island


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