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    when i show people at work pics of my nepenthes, there are a couple of things that they say. so what i wanna ask is what have some of your friends, co-workers, people have called them... i have funny one in mind but ill wait till i heard it all... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    I've heard of people mistaking the pitchers for fruit, and I once overheard a guy at the zoo tell his ladyfriend that the pitchers were insect cocoons. I blather on so much about my own plants that most people know what they're looking at before I show them my collection, though. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I once overheard a guy at the zoo tell his ladyfriend that the pitchers were insect cocoons
    Whoa! Insect cocoons? That's kinda funny! A little ironic too!

    I don't have any interesting stories.

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    I've heard many people call the pitchers flowers.
    Im a terible speeler, but I are collage stodint.
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    People get more confused when you say the pitcher is actually the real leaf and the thing that looks like a leaf is really a petiole :P and my friend once called it a condom plant and made some up some story on how chimps use the neps, I don't know what he was on [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PiranhaPlant @ Dec. 01 2005,8:27)]my friend once called it a condom plant and made some up some story on how chimps use the neps, I don't know what he was on [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
    hahaha!
    you are the winnah! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    i get that one alot here!
    would be painful on a hamata!
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    Wait they aren't insect cocoons... and here I sit waiting for it to hatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (trainspotting @ Nov. 30 2005,11:16)]I've heard many people call the pitchers flowers.
    Well this is the usual thing you hear on GCs here.
    Then you try to convince them that they are not flowers.
    But noooo they have education on this stuff and knows better.

    I have heard condom plants from GC workers here to.
    Need all the experience I can get...

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