Kniphofia in South Africa

David Ehrlich
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:27:48 PST
Max --
  I think your problem is with spelling.  If you spell it correctly, you will pronounce it correctly.  But if you think it is a color rather than a genus, you will spell it as well as pronounce it incorrectly.  Unless you are a biologist: then you will pronounce it fyooksia, being used to that pronunciation for the stain fuchsin.

From: Max Withers
I cannot resist adding, pace everyone's spam filters, that a Fuschia
truly memorial of Leonhard Fuchs would have to be pronounced FUCK-sia.

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