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    So, "Pinky and The Brain" invented the urinal, lol!
    I remember that article, Bob, and your growing "D. regia" article also. That was the first time I ever saw a picture of the latter. Do you still cure skunk pelts?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (schloaty @ Oct. 12 2004,6:38)]
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    Quote[/b] ]In the Philippines, one of the terms for Neps is condom plant
    HA! Looking at some of the species, like truncata, those phillipinos must think a lot of themselves! LMAO!

    How about "tiptiwichet" (I think I spelled that right...anyone care to correct me) for the Venus Fly Trap?
    yes, unfortunately when my aim icon was a nepenthes ventricosa, lots thought i was a pedophile... I kept getting "omg you have a condom for a buddy icon?"

    Also some pretty....... interesting people instant mesaged me! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    Amori san,
    "kazura" refers to ivy, or vines generally (tsuru shokubutsu). "utsubo" specifically means Moray Eel. So the literal translation is Moray eel ivy. I have no idea why that name was thought of, maybe because moray eels are ferocious predators, so it's a vine that eats things.

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    Dang! I found the true definition for Nepenthes in Japanese: Utsubo are Japanese samurai period quivers, which apparently look like Nep pitchers:Utsubo
    Well the kazura part was definitely correct. I prefer SydneyNeps' definition better, which is what I thought was correct for a long time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Amori

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    yappari machigatta na! I should have bothered to look at the kanji, and then I would have seen my error.
    Demystifying Nepenthes: http://www.nepenthesforeveryone.com

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    Question

    For your perusal/amusement, here's the glossary so far (Chinese characters encoded in Big5)

    Please don't hesitate to contribute more - I'll post updates when called for...
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    Taiwan (Mandarin Chinese):
    Nepenthes:
    - Ԏs (Flower Market Nep): N. ventrata
    - (White Rim Nep): N. albomarginata
    - (Two Toothed Nep): N. bicalcarata
    - x (Indian Nep): N. khasiana
    - _ (Apple Nep): N. ampullaria
    - Ս (Hookerfs Pig): N. hookeriana


    Philippines:
    Nepenthes:
    - Condom Plant
    - Pitchel-Pitchel


    Great Britain:
    Venus Fly Trap:
    - Tippitiwitchet (http://www.tippitiwitchet.co.uk/tippity.html)


    Japan:
    Venus Fly Trap:
    - haejigoku (hae = fly, jogoku = hell)
    Nepenthes:
    - utsubokazura (utsubo = samurai period quivers, kazura = ivy)


    USA:
    Sarracenia:
    - saddleback


    Micronesia:
    Nepenthes:
    - fii ko borro (the place where rats pee)

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