03 January 2010

Corn is Only Corn if You Live Where "Corn" is Most Common

From Corn in the Columbia Encyclopedia:

The name corn is given to the leading cereal crop of any major region. In England, corn means wheat; in Scotland and Ireland, oats.

4 comments:

Jacob said...

Huh.

meridithnimke said...

Fascinating, actually

Dakota said...

so when we sell our excessive harvest of "corn" to european buyers, what do we refer to it as?

dws said...

Apparently as "corn" and nobody is a pedantic dick about it saying, "You know, corn is really blah blah blah...."