Dave Barry

November 7, 2010 12:00 AM

With regards to the aforementioned

Today we are pleased to present another episode of the highly popular feature "Ask Mister Language Person." We were prompted to do this by the unprecedented volume of mail we recently received from Ted Brown of Austin, Texas, who wrote us a letter stating that he and his wife are studying the Japanese horticultural art of "bonsai." Mr. Brown raises a linguistic question that we are sure has been nagging at many of our readers:

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