Gladiola Grown and Given Away

Jane McGary
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:32:41 PDT
The post mentioning this article uses a term "gladiola," which I think 
results from a reinterpretation of "gladiolus" as a plural *"gladiolas". 
Did this happen in the UK as well, or is it one of those regional 
gardening words and offbeat pronunciations that crop up here and there 
in US English? (Oregon has a number of reinterpretations of 
"Arborvitae," the unfortunately ubiquitous hedging conifer here.)

Jane McGary
former lexicographer
Portland, Oregon, USA

On 8/10/2015 9:20 AM, Judy Glattstein wrote:
> I thought this was a delightful story. Corn and soybean farmer grows 
> several acres of gladiolas, gives bouquets of cut flowers to nearby 
> hospitals for their patients.
> Go bulbs!
> Judy in overcast New Jersey where some much needed rain may arrive 
> tonight or tomorrow

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