Originally Posted by tropo
" Why is Banboo so expencive?
They charge extra for spelling!
this is very weird and so true !!!!
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is that
frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl
mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do
not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro
Just try doing that with scientific names, which is the spelling they are
referring to :-)
good point !
Imagine that bamboos flowered every year. You could grow loads of them from seeds. As it is, you can split a plant every 1 - 5 years (sometimes more!) to get a new plant. That takes a fair amount of time and effort, and hence the high price. Bear in mind that plantings from established groves require a fair amount of attention to ensure that they survive, and even so there can be a significant failure