Re: “Get rid of this noxious weed” (letter, 5-22).
While thoroughly in agreement with this writer, I was amused by the memory of encountering two Scots while walking cross-country in Scotland.
I mentioned the scourge of the invading “Scotch broom” in our area. With justified indignation they reminded me that “Scotch” was a beverage beloved by the “Scots,” and that the plant should be referred to as “Scots broom” (the broom from Scotland) instead! But let’s get rid of it!