Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 12:49:07 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: origin of the WORD "corn"

Duane Campbell writes:

. . . Ron, the word "corn" actually

did originate in Iowa. It is derivitive from the Cornpone Indians . . .

The word CORN did NOT originate in Iowa. The word CORN is an English word of

Indo-European origin (cf. GRAIN). The fact that Native Americans in Iowa may

or may not have been the first to domesticate Zea mays is irrelevant to the

origin of the WORD.