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.
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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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