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Re: Corn vs. Maize
It is in the UK that what you in Nebraska call corn is referred to as maize
to distinguish it from the generic term 'corn' which we would call grain.
It was never said that North Americans use maize although on re-reading the
message, the words "in the UK" at the end of the message should have made it
I thought the context was clear as Laurel and others got on to a tangent as
to whether corn would grow in Scotland and ice ages etc. Once you know corn
means grain in the UK, then you see the need for a term for the stuff that
grows in ears and has silk.
From: JLG21447@aol.com <JLG21447@aol.com>
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Date: Thursday, June 01, 2000 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: Corn vs. Maize
>Living in Nebraska, which for those of you who don't know is in the center
>the United States, I've NEVER heard corn called maize here by anyone,
>especially those who grow it. When I read that it was referred to as maize
>North America, I wondered which part. Certainly not where I live.
>Johnnye St. Clair-Gerhardt
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