David Ehrlich wrote "I have long been of the opinion that English is a mutually unintelligible language." Or, as someone (Oscar Wilde? Winston Churchill? G.B.Shaw? who knows?) said "American and Britain are two countries separated by the same language". Add in India and Australia and it gets even more interesting. How many of you knew that in Australia the pergola is what we in the US call a carport. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone 7 My Virtual Maryland Garden http://www.jimmckenney.com/ <http://www.jimmckenney.com/> BLOG! http://mcwort.blogspot.com/ Webmaster Potomac Valley Chapter, NARGS Editor PVC Bulletin http://www.pvcnargs.org/ <http://www.pvcnargs.org/> Webmaster Potomac Lily Society http://www.potomaclilysociety.org/ <http://www.potomaclilysociety.org/> _______________________________________________ ________________________________ From: David Ehrlich <email@example.com> To: Pacific Bulb Society <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 2:30 PM Subject: Re: [pbs] It's driving me crazy David Nicholson wrote: To ease their feelings in that direction they should be aware that Jim comes from a nation that persists in spelling the colour "grey" as "gray"! In the frist place, might I note that gray is a color not a coulour. I always enjoy watching Brit-coms and mysteries presented by PBS. But, I laways have the subtitles turned on. I have long been of the opinion that English is a mutually unintelligible language. David E.