plant regulation-Trivial-and OT

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:07:15 PDT
Adam wrote:
> something has gone terribly wrong in our educational system, and that our 
> language has deteriorated.

The 2009 edition of the Oxford University Press junior dictionary has
removed the following words:

Adder, ass, beaver, boar, budgerigar, bullock, cheetah, colt, corgi,
cygnet, doe, drake, ferret, gerbil, goldfish, guinea pig, hamster, heron,
herring, kingfisher, lark, leopard, lobster, magpie, minnow, mussel, newt,
otter, ox, oyster, panther, pelican, piglet, plaice, poodle, porcupine,
porpoise, raven, spaniel, starling, stoat, stork, terrapin, thrush, weasel,

Acorn, allotment, almond, apricot, ash, bacon, beech, beetroot, blackberry,
blacksmith, bloom, bluebell, bramble, bran, bray, bridle, brook, buttercup,
canary, canter, carnation, catkin, cauliflower, chestnut, clover, conker,
county, cowslip, crocus, dandelion, diesel, fern, fungus, gooseberry,
gorse, hazel, hazelnut, heather, holly, horse chestnut, ivy, lavender,
leek, liquorice, manger, marzipan, melon, minnow, mint, nectar, nectarine,
oats, pansy, parsnip, pasture, poppy, porridge, poultry, primrose, prune,
radish, rhubarb, sheaf, spinach, sycamore, tulip, turnip, vine, violet,
walnut, willow

Mark Mazer
Hertford, North Carolina USA
Zone 7b-8

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