Re: CHAT: corn (was: [CHAT] Aussie terminology question)
|From:||Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 11, 2005, 11:39|
On 11 Feb 2005, at 6.00 am, Ray Brown wrote:
> We wouldn't say *'rice corn' and 'maize corn' would be understood as a
> collective mass noun - just making clear that the corn in question is
> maize, not wheat or oats.
> A grain of rice or of maize is, well, just a grain of rice or maize
OTOH, we do say 'peppercorn'---and I never realised the significance of
that till today.