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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000035.txt from 2000/04

From: Rich Gordley <>
Subj: [kl] bamboo
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 10:10:08 -0400

Lelia wrote:

>Just to be a total killjoy pedant (on April Fool's Day, no less -- gad!),
>reed cane is the species Donax, which isn't bamboo. Asian bamboos belong to
>the species Polygonam. Too bad Pandas are so rare and hard to keep, and too
>bad they're *bears* (major claws, etc. -- not as cuddly as they look),
>because gardeners who've got this terrible weed taking over their yards (or
>migrating from the neighbors' yards) would probably love to keep a pair of
>roly-poly Pandas to thin out the bamboo!

If we are going to wallow in pedanticism, let me point out that pandas are
not bears. They are their own separate genus. The animal they are most
closely related too seems to be the raccoon.

.....Ya doesn't has to call me Johnson!

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