Name: Kelli California, USDA 10, Sunset 19 Where summer is winter
Over on another Cubit, we were talking about colloquial names for thorns where we live or grew up (prickers, stickers, etc.). Do you have any colloquial term for thorns? Where I come from (SW PA), we called them jaggers. If you don't know what species it is, it is just a jagger bush.
Kell I like 'jagger bush' I always say the rose bush 'clawed me' so I guess I call rose thorns 'claws'. I call the the thorns on thistles 'burrs' cuz they lay in wait beneath other plants and stick me when I leastly expect it; just like burrs attach themselves unbeknownst to your pants until you notice you rustle when you walk. ya sneaky thorns are definitely in the'burr' fam.
Name: Sally central Maryland slef employed writier
I never heard jaggers before. We had stickers (wild raspberry types) or thorns (thick ones like roses or locust) Pretty uninventitive I guess! We also have briars, those green wiry things with the little thorns that fall size wize in between sticker and thorns. I do hear people refer to 'pricker bushes' around here.
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