Vodka, Fez, Angora, &c

Benjamin Fortson fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Jan 25 16:59:36 UTC 2002

Should be "esculentus"; must be the old-style s that looks nearly like a
lower-case f. (You can always tell the difference, unless badly
smudged, by the horizontal stroke, which is only on the left side of the
stem in the s and does not cross through it as in the f.) Presumably
"Hibiscus" was recognized as not being "Hibifcus" because of its


On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, sagehen wrote:

> >From Barry Popik's 25 Jan 2002 02:27:06 EST post:
> " and _Hibiscus efculentus_, or _"
> Another case where ("S" or "F"?--ed.) might well have been inserted.
> A. Murie

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