On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Jim McKenney <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote: > Roger, I don't think cultivar will ever be widely accepted in gardening > circles: there are several semantic problems with the word. It's had a > century to take, and I can't recall any of my gardening friends using it in > conversation. To me it even looks odd in print. > > say what?!? it's used all the time in the circles I'm involved in. so... i have to say you're completely wrong (in my experience, in my region of the country/world, in my gardening clubs, etc.).