The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37238   Message #519346
Posted By: GUEST
01-Aug-01 - 05:18 PM
Thread Name: Happy Lammas (August 1)
Subject: RE: Happy Lammas
Happy hols all.

I made the same assumption about corn being a New World crop when I first crossed the pond. Turns out the word is older than our usage. My Scottish classmates gleefully pointed out that they used the term as a generic for any type of grain. They refer to corn on the cob as "sweetcorn". Interesting reference to the carving.