On Wednesday, November 01, 2000 8:41 AM Michael Wiik firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Now, corn, up until 500 years ago was completely unknown to anyone but
> > Americans and Llamas. Caucasoid, African, Asian and even Australian and
> > polynesian people have had no experience with it prior to that.
> I'm no agricultural history expert, but weren't there corn riots in
> ancient Rome?
In the US, "corn" is used for what the rest of the world calls "maize" or
"maise." (In the US, the latter terms are also used, but not commonly.) In
the rest of the world, "corn" generally means "grain" and be used to mean
any such grain, such as oats, barley, and wheat.
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