From: email@example.com (Mark Zenier)
Subject: Re: eer
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 00:14:13 GMT
Organization: Eskimo North www.eskimo.com (800) 246-6874
NNTP-Posting-Date: 2 Nov 2002 16:58:33 GMT
In article ,
John Woodgate wrote:
>I read in sci.electronics.design that John Larkin THIStechPLEASEnology.com> wrote (in 4ax.com>) about 'eer', on Thu, 31 Oct 2002:
>>On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 07:53:41 +0000, John Woodgate
>>>I read in sci.electronics.design that Keith R. Williams
>>> wrote (in >>com>) about 'eer', on Tue, 29 Oct 2002:
>>>>How many hundreds of millions of years would it take for the bad
>>>>stuff to migrate from the ocean floor to the Cascares?
>>>We don't know, obviously, but it could be thousands of years rather than
>>>millions. Murphy's Law give the answer 'not long enough'.
>>>I like the idea of a volcanic range called the 'Cascaras'. (;-)
>>Spanish for "Cancer Mountains", I assume.
Er, that's the Cascade Mountains, named for a set of rapids on the
Columbia River, in the canyon where the river cuts through the range.
Now drown in the lake behind Bonneville Dam.
>No, the ES for that is 'cáncer'. Cascara is a laxative, available in two
>forms, 'sagrada' and plutonic, no, 'evacuant'. (;-)
Which does come from the bark of a small (15 cm dia., 10 m tall) tree
(Cascara Buckthorn, Rhamnus Purshiana) that grows in the lowland forests
west of the Cascades. Harvesting the bark is a commercial operation,
(along with collecting florists greens and mushrooms) on the Olympic
Peninsula. Wearing gloves is recommended when stripping the bark.
I had one blow down in my yard and (it being leafless at the time)
mistook it for a small maple. Until I smelled the sawdust. Yech.
Made a good bottom layer on the woodpile, since nothing much (bugs
or fungus) seemed to want to bother with it.
Mark Zenier firstname.lastname@example.org Washington State resident