Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 13:55:57 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Re: bougainvillea
Why not just look it up in a dictionary?
It was not in my class set of dictionaries. Not having a clue of
what it meant, I thought it was more specialized. I could have
driven a few miles to the closest OED, but am glad that I didn't.
These responses were very interesting. After the first few
responses, I thought I had a good understanding of the plant. Now,
from all of the responses that followed, we all know quite a bit
more. I found it particularly interesting how the same word meant
such different things to different people. Such is language!
Thank you all for your responses. I have printed all of them for my
student who brought me the question. He too was very impressed with
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