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b.j.barnes (68.7.67.13)
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have always been taught that corn was indigenous to the Americas (North and South) but I keep running into the word "corn" used to describe a grain used in Ancient Egypt. Also used to describe a form made and put into the tombs as a corn god. I cannot find anyplace on the internet that tells me there was corn in Ancient Egypt. Can someone put me straight on this subject. It is driving me(even more)nutz. b.j.:)

http://www.cyberspaceag.com/cornhistory.html
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Rick (24.25.208.10)
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 08:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

B.J. I made the same mistake many years ago. "Corn" is actually "barley" I think as in "Barleycorn".
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jd degreef (213.177.133.65)
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 12:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

b.j.,
"Corn" is an American word for maize, but originally "corn" means wheat (see also German Korn, Dutch Koren, etc.).

JD
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andi (212.116.174.119)
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

corn is generally used for the main cereal of a region: in scotland that would be oats, in most of europe wheat, in america maize.
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b.j.barnes (68.7.67.13)
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rick, JD and Andy:
Corn means barley! Corn means wheat!!Corn means oats!!! Good Grief!!!! And I have the nerve to talk about hieroglyphs being hard to understand!! I could understand using "grain" a lot easier! Ah, well. Thanks for your answers. :)b.j.

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