Pubdate: Thu, 16 Jun 2011
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2011 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Toni Carrell


Re "A flawed pot ordinance" (Editorial, June 9):

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You actually referred to a "marijuana
garden" and called it by its proper name rather than calling it a
"grow." I don't know how calling gardens "grows" started, but I wish
news agencies would stop it!

We don't call vegetable gardens "vegetable grows." It's just
grammatically wrong! Grow is a verb, not a noun. It is irritating to
hear it so commonly used. I don't think our local TV news has used any
other word but "grow" since it first heard the term, probably from
some mental midget of a C.A.M.P. cop who couldn't come up with the
term "garden."

If the plot in question is too large to be considered a garden, then
the term would be "farm," still not a "grow." Again, thank you. Please
make it an editorial standard to never use the term "grow" when
describing a garden in your fine publication, except in the case of a
direct quote. After all, you can't control what terms are used by dumb

Toni Carrell

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