Old 05-10-2009, 07:42 AM
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Yes in fact, further research indicates that what you say is correct. Here's a link:
Accidental Hedonist - Corn, Maize, Etymology and Defintions

As well, had I simply looked up "corn" in my dictionary I would have found that:

"1. a single, small, hard seed or seedlike fruit, especially the seed of cereal plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain; a kernel."

As a first definition and that what I (and perhaps others) think of when we read or hear the term "corn" is in fact the second definition.

I'll not make that mistake again, my education continues.....


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Old 05-10-2009, 08:24 AM
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In reading Tacitus, Livy, etc, I would come across the "corn" en route from Egypt and think, Hey wait! Corn is maize and doesn't arrive for a thousand years or so.. I finally looked it up.
As far as making the same mistakes twice, I still do that quite well.

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