Posted by: Author | April 27, 2012

Friday Facts- April 27, 2012- Ornithogalum Pyrenaicum

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Okay, on to the Friday Fact- ornithogalum pyrenaicum is a form of asparagus. This week on Twitter, Liv Rancourt, Rayne Hall, GRbliss and I got in a discussion about Klout. Rayne was discussing this term ornithogalum pyrenaicum as it is something she read on Klout and we got curious as to what the heck it really is. Liv and I thought it was something to do with birds as orinthology is the study of birds. Alas, we were wrong. Liv decided to google it and thus we learned it’s a type of asparagus. It used to grow abundantly in Bath, England and so is also known as Bath asparagus. Other names are Pyrennes Star of Bethlehem and Prussian asparagus.

So, next time you’re at Mellow Mushroom and order the asparagus pizza, razzle dazzle your waitress with this word.

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  1. It’s amazing the things you can do with google. ;)

    • Indeed, Liv. Especially when you’re not lazy like me and let your friends do all the work – LOL!

  2. I love being able to google. Even my husband, who is computer-phobic, has gotten used to asking me to find out about something for him. Now, if I could only get him searching on his own… :) TGIF!

    • I love to google too but I knew I’d never spell this right. LOL! Happy weekend, Laurie!

  3. Jack’s like Mark, Laurie. He doesn’t want to do it but then he has me. :)

    And, Jillian “order the asparagus pizza, razzle dazzle your waitress with this word.” Are you kidding? I can’t even pronounce it. :)

    • Lol Lavada. My secretary asked me how to say it and I said I Had no clue. She asked how to impress waitress if cant pronounce it. Lol. You two got me there.

      Sent from my iPhone


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