— A. A. Milne
This is a wonderful quote from children’s book author and Winnie-the-Pooh spokesperson, A. A. Milne. The word weed is such an interesting word and everyone I know has always classified a weed as an unwanted thing. So, I went to a favorite place on the web, Wikipedia, for some clarification and they seem to agree:
“The term weed is used in a variety of senses, generally centering around a plant that is not desired within a certain context. The term weed is a subjective one, without any classification value, since a plant that is a weed in one context is not a weed when growing where it belongs or is wanted. Indeed, a number of plants that many consider “weeds”, are often intentionally grown by people in gardens or other cultivated-plant settings. Therefore, a weed is a plant that is considered by the user of the term to be a nuisance. The word commonly is applied to unwanted plants in human-controlled settings, especially farm fields and gardens, but also lawns, parks, woods, and other areas. More vaguely, “weed” is applied to any plants that grow and reproduce aggressively and invasively. The term weed has also been generalized to any species, not just plants, that can live in diverse environments and reproduce quickly, and the term has even been applied to humans.”
I like how they said that it is “centering around a plant that is not desired within a certain context.” It’s not just about flowerbeds, but homes, businesses, on the street, around town. It’s all around. All of that just makes me like A. A. Milne’s quote all the more.
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