Spore elements

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:35:45 PDT
Rolands use of the term "spore elements" seems to be confirmed here, no
language confusion!
where did the use of the word "spoor" come from?
Peter (UK)

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Rodger Whitlock <totototo@telus.net> wrote:

> On 23 Aug 2012, at 1:08, Bulborum Botanicum wrote:
> > spore elements
> A confusion between "spoor" and "spore" and thence between "trace" =
> "track",
> "spoor" (of an animal) and "trace" = "a minute amount". Etymologically the
> latter meaningn of "trace" is probably a development from the former.
> Is this cause for laughter and derision? No, of course not. Could many of
> us
> with English as our first language manage as well in another language?

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