Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 17:43:39 -0500 From: Ronald Butters 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."