Comments: 4
Elentarri's Book Blog 9 months ago
Isn't it the American's who refer to any kind of grain as corn? So you could be growing wheat, barley, oats etc and it would all be "corn".
Kaethe 9 months ago
Other way around: corn is specific in the US, generic grain in UK, although I don't know if it is still used generically.
isanythingopen 9 months ago
Kaethe is correct, the US has never used corn as a generic term for grain as far as I know. I didn't know it was specific to the UK though, I thought there were a few European countries that used it generically as well.

For this book and the previous one I was just chalking it up to city slicker authors not knowing there were other crops besides corn that could be grown on a farm for money. LOL
Elentarri's Book Blog 9 months ago
Ah well. We call it mielies. If someone mentions corn, they think you are talking about cornflakes.