Bulbs for South India

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Sat, 27 Sep 2008 12:12:51 PDT
On 25 Sep 08, at 19:43, jegrace wrote:

> All thrive in South Georgia...

Is that the southern part of the state of Georgia in the USA, the southern part 
of the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains, or, as seems most likely 
given the capitalized "South",  the island of South Georgia in the Antarctic 
Ocean near the tip of South America?

Okay, I know I'm being a bit silly, but the world is a big place that's gotten 
a lot smaller in recent time, so it behooves all of us to take extra care in 
the way we write about where we, or our favorite plants, are.  

A particular peeve of mine is the use of airport codes in lieu of city names. 
If I said I was at YYJ, it would communicate NOTHING to the vast majority of 
people. Those of you living in SFO or PDX or SEA, please remember this. When 
you post to the PBS mailing list, your readers are not just local friends who 
know the code.

Or to put it another way, never use abbreviations, slang, local lingo, or 
anything else except fully spelled out, properly capitalized, formal names for 
places and locales. And if it doesn't have a name, use Google Maps to find out 
the longitude and latitude, and quote that.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island


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