You say tomato

John C. MacGregor
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 07:39:52 PDT
On Jul 27, 2010, at 7:29 AM, James Waddick wrote:

> 	We were talking lilies a while back and I referred to Lilium  
> superbum, a name whose emphasis seems to be the word 'superb' with  
> a less stressed 'um' ending. He replied about Lilium superbum as a  
> dual stressed 'super' and 'bum'. I suppressed a major laugh after  
> getting a mental picture of a well endowed rear end.

For many decades I have been pronouncing superbum "super-bum" with  
tongue firm;y in cheek--much to the dismay of some of my lily-pure  

John C. MacGregor
South Pasadena, CA 91030
USDA zone 9   Sunset zones 21/23

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