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My response in the Twitterverse let me to learn that calling Makrut lime leaves , 'kaffir" is the equivalent to calling these leaves the "N word" leaves. To my ignorance, I was unknowingly casting a racial slur while describing a leaf. I must dive in and research this, and return with my findings. Did you all know this too?
Love the "Asian, but not *too* Asian" look! NB - There's an insect named Reissa roni.
A little primer for those who care: Both Horses and Donkeys are in the same Taxonomic Family (Equidae) and Genus (Equus) Donkeys have a Sub-Genus (Asinus) which horses do not have, and that is where they split off. A Sub-Genus is between a Genus and a Species, and to be honest with you, I really don't know what it is - I guess it's something they discovered after they had the nomenclature in place, and needed to "wedge" another level in. Anyway, that's all pretty drab stuff (not that what you're about to read will make you do somersaults): The cutoff for being an "adult" is
The word "Pinaceae" is probably best-pronounced (in America) "pie NAY see ay" (ay rhyming with say). It's the family of trees that falls within the taxomonic hierarchy that appears on the right side of that link. I admit Frank Cook IV (*) appears to be a bit "out there" - like someone who might spend his spare time climbing rocks in Yosemite National Park - but he has a lot to say, and I like him. Pay attention: (*) Cook passed in 2009 from the parasitic disease neurocysticercosis, which caused cystic lesions in his brain. Could his death have been prevented? I don't know, but this ma