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Old Jun 9, 2008, 4:56 AM   #1
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Lotus corniculatus (Linné)

In Swedish the name is Kärringtand; free translation Old woman 's teeth (or rather lack thereof)

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Lotus corniculatus (Linné)

In Swedish the name is Kärringtand; free translation Old woman 's teeth (or rather lack thereof)

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An old crone'stoothless mouth clamped shut, complete with protruding chin andwrinkles on the upper lip. Quite descriptive and colorful, yet cruel. I see the humor in it, but that's because I am of an older generation-- such a name would not be considered PC (politically correct) on this side of the Atlantic these days. A pretty flower, despite the name. :roll:
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Lotus corniculatus (Linné)

In Swedish the name is Kärringtand; free translation Old woman 's teeth (or rather lack thereof)

/T
An old crone'stoothless mouth clamped shut, complete with protruding chin andwrinkles on the upper lip. Quite descriptive and colorful, yet cruel. I see the humor in it, but that's because I am of an older generation-- such a name would not be considered PC (politically correct) on this side of the Atlantic these days. A pretty flower, despite the name. :roll:
Oh, you have got a pair of very sharp eyes and the gift of describing what you see, The name is very old. I suppose they had som gallows, grim humour. Like all words it must have been articulated for the first time some time

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