A little lesson of Italian/Spanish

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:41:15 PST
Hey mateys, Staila sounds Australian! : )

Or maybe the second most common language in Spain, Catalan? 

Staila da Aur? How about
de Gaelic? (I think I've got several things confused there). 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, zone 7 where he probably should have listened
to the little voice which said "don't go there"

At 01:19 PM 1/23/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Jim and Angelo,
>That just goes to show you how weak my Spanish a la Hoosier is.    So it 
>might be ungrammatical Italian.
>At 12:25 PM 1/23/2004 -0500, Jim McK wrote:
>>Well, Jim, maybe you've taught me something: I always thought the name
>>Stella de Oro was uncouth Italian!
>But I guess it could also be ungrammatical Spanish!
>At 06:28 PM 1/23/2004 +0100, Angelo wrote:
>>the writing ' Stella de Oro' is nor Spanish neither Italian. If it was 
>>Italian it would be 'Stella d'Oro', while in Spanish would be 'Estrella de 
>>Oro '
>>Well, you know now a new Italian word in addition to pizza and spaghetti !!
>Now I know a new word in Spanish too, "Estrella".  It's amazing what all I 
>learn in this forum.  Why couldn't Walter just have given it a simple name, 
>like "Goldiger Stern" or "Stern vom Gold"?  Who can tell me what language 
>might call it "Staila da Aur"?  (It's not Portuguese.)
>Naming cultivars can be a very hairy business, it seems.  Note that bad 
>grammar and poor spelling are not counted off, nor corrected, in 
>registration of cultivar names.  Not only that, but adherence to the 
>registration system is purely voluntary, so anyone is free to call Walter 
>Jablonski's 'Stella de Oro' anything he or she wishes, even 'Stella d'Oro' 
>which seems to be the most common form of the name used in the nursery and 
>landscaping trade.
>In parts of the world where STELLA won't grow well, I believe they often 
>instead grow something else, similar, like 'Happy Returns'.  It is a little 
>taller and a little lighter yellow than 'Stella De Oro', as I recall, but 
>it also reblooms well.  That is certainly true for the warmer parts of 
>Florida, and probably in Southern California to some extent too.
>They are both yellow, and both depressingly common where they are 
>used.  It's just not a strip mall without some STELLA planted around 
>it.  I've sold a lot of 'Stella de Oro' over the years; thank you, Walter.
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana (USA) where we speak Hoosier, sort of our own version of 
>bad English
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