Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 17:43:39 -0500
From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Subject: Re: bougainvillea
On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Tom Uharriet wrote:
Why not just look it up in a dictionary?
It was not in my class set of dictionaries.
It was in the first three desk dilctionaries that I looked at. You need
to get better "class . . . dictionaries"!
I could have driven a few miles to the closest OED, but am glad that I didn't.
I recommend the boxed micro version of the OED. It is cheap; in fact, I
got mine free when I joined soe book club. It is quite helpful.
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!
Or rather maybe "such is people."