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This is a discussion on Things that erk you-Post your annoying orchid experience HERE! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I concur with cattan to a large degree because I'm at odds with grammar & ...

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    Thumbs up What's In A Word ?????

    I concur with cattan to a large degree because I'm at odds with grammar & tense quite often in most langauges anyway. Word Police tend to occupy themselves by splitting gramatical hairs & ignoring what is attempted to be described. You know like Tomato v Tomotto and/or Potato v Pototto. . . Mainly my motto mostly matters maybe. In other words, I tend to try to say what I mean so I mean what I say.

    Yes, I rely on taxonomical order to best understand what in heck I'm looking at or trying to discuss with some sort of organized accuracy for any future record or reference. Scientific Nomenclature tells much more than "The plant with green leaves & those pretty lavender and white blossoms, "if y'all ketch my drift here guys". Common, Colloquial names Create collossal catastrophic confusion certainly coming from the proverbial "Tower of Babble", which confusingly & Interestingly enough was not in fact located in Babylon.
    Don't get me "rockin' on" about cyber linguistics & Cyber Jargon or worse yet...Txtng -> 4 U'll B C-ing X(0)Xs 4 wks 2 cum.:-
    So, is a picture really worth a thousand words? & Did the little Piggy Really Cry wee wee weeeee. . . all the way home???? would that not be piggies instead of the singular piggy since we is plural ....see what I mean folks?
    I'm learning inspite of linguistic & grammatical confusion made by errors, intents or ingorance of Wordsmiths. LOL . . .

    CIAO Y'All. . . . . . .

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    it is said that english is the most difficult and confusing language in the world....i think that your piece has pretty much illustrated that pete!
    thanks =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLandDad View Post
    Yes, I rely on taxonomical order to best understand what in heck I'm looking at or trying to discuss with some sort of organized accuracy for any future record or reference. Scientific Nomenclature tells much more than "The plant with green leaves & those pretty lavender and white blossoms, "if y'all ketch my drift here guys". Common, Colloquial names Create collossal catastrophic confusion certainly.DeLand.Dad

    Use of scientific vs common names is one thing, Pete. I agree on the benefits of utilizing scientific names as opposed to colloquial name. However the names that are being changed with such annoying and bewildering frequency ARE scientific names -- not mere colloquials. As Yew mentioned, currently it appears that the taxonmic splitters have been given free reign and that they have consumed too many "energy drinks" as well.

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    ...and if you don't type in the new name you cannot find info on your orchid. So you might as well take the dive once in awhile and update. When they change the names at least they could make them easier to say! Now if only I could find the tag to change the names....or the roll of blank tags to put in new pots. Tags have a way of disappearing...speaking of something that'll erk ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    ...and if you don't type in the new name you cannot find info on your orchid. So you might as well take the dive once in awhile and update. When they change the names at least they could make them easier to say! Now if only I could find the tag to change the names....or the roll of blank tags to put in new pots. Tags have a way of disappearing...speaking of something that'll erk ya!
    Ditto,ditto, ditto, Connie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Use of scientific vs common names is one thing, Pete. I agree on the benefits of utilizing scientific names as opposed to colloquial name. However the names that are being changed with such annoying and bewildering frequency ARE scientific names -- not mere colloquials. As Yew mentioned, currently it appears that the taxonmic splitters have been given free reign and that they have consumed too many "energy drinks" as well.
    hmmm...yes i agree. maybe one too many cups of coffee too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    ...and if you don't type in the new name you cannot find info on your orchid. So you might as well take the dive once in awhile and update. When they change the names at least they could make them easier to say! Now if only I could find the tag to change the names....or the roll of blank tags to put in new pots. Tags have a way of disappearing...speaking of something that'll erk ya!
    oh and losing tags is a pain in the a**!

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    once again, the snails attack! my chiloglottis i have been waiting and waiting to flower has had a slug excavate the centre of the flowers-all 3 of them!

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    I'm sorry to hear that, Jordan. Give them some beer and perhaps they'll drown themselves! Betty :-(

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    lol na i dont want my babies being alkies, but anyway, they are supposed to atract insects and other bugs-snails and slugs come under that catigory dont they? and also, the biggest i found had rotted away abit, and the flower bud had been rotted from the rest of the plant.

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