Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Doing autumn all on its lonesome

4 Comments:

grace said...

Funny! Are any native Australian trees deciduous? There are only 2 I know of in NZ (tree fuchsia, ribbonwood).

StyleyGeek said...

I didn't know of any Australian ones that are, but your question sent me to Google, who tells me that there is the Red Cedar, which is deciduous, and that there are also a whole bunch of Australian natives that think they are in the Northern Hemisphere and lose their leaves every summer, which also counts as deciduous.

crip said...

that's awesome! rebel little tree! all on your own! rebel! (I just read that back and kept reading rebel as a noun - read it as rebel the verb)

StyleyGeek said...

Crip, that's funny. I read it as the noun too the first time round. I wonder if it's because we don't often see the verb come first in the sentence (only in imperatives), so if the first word of the sentence can be parsed as a noun, that's what we do.

But I can't manage to come up with any other examples that have the same effect.