doctorow at October 30th, 2013 18:46 — #1
chris_lindland at October 30th, 2013 19:44 — #2
dave_jenkins at October 30th, 2013 20:20 — #3
I'll kick in some money so he can hire a pronunciation coach. It's not cud-zoo (rhymes with bud or dud), it's "koo-dzoo", (rhymes with lulu or scoobedoo).
aliceweir at October 30th, 2013 20:29 — #4
Funny - the people in GA who are eyebrow deep in it say kudzu as in 'crud zoo'. It appears the language has mutated without your specific permission...again.
noahdjango at October 30th, 2013 20:29 — #5
where in the South do you live?
dave_jenkins at October 30th, 2013 20:46 — #6
The Republic of Texas, thanks.
ratel at October 30th, 2013 21:09 — #7
Yeah, that's some weird-ass Texas thing. It's cud-zoo in Arkansas.
mrbun at October 30th, 2013 21:39 — #8
Will it be covered in ranch dressing?
kbert at October 30th, 2013 21:58 — #9
North Florida checks in with cud-zoo or could-zoo; close as it gets to a long 'u'.
The stuff even grows in Texas?!
newliminted at October 30th, 2013 23:58 — #10
I expect we shall soon see the true origin of godzilla. Random chemical spill nearby, reactor leak, who knows? Kudzulla comes to life, stomps all over the South...
noahdjango at October 31st, 2013 03:25 — #11
huh. TN and GA reporting. we say "cud-zoo."
noahdjango at October 31st, 2013 03:27 — #12
well, it is "the vine that ate the South" :^)
jehbaker at October 31st, 2013 08:28 — #13
As an avid BoingBoing reader, a native plants enthusiast who would love to literally 'demonize' kudzu (pronounced 'cud-zoo') and coincidentally vice-chair of the Chapel Hill planning board, I'd love to have you build your monument near your alma mater. I mention the planning board because we don't currently have a zoning district for 'gigantic flame-breathing animatronic statues to invasive species," but perhaps we should.
If it weren't for the Duke Power easement, there's a spot only just about five hundred yards down the hill from town hall that would be perfect.
tenthkeydave at October 31st, 2013 08:34 — #14
The Reverend Will B. Dunn approves.
chickied at October 31st, 2013 09:25 — #15
I was Southern born and Southern bred and when I die I'll be Southern dead. My grandparents lived in Montgomery, AL, where the local newspaper's tagline was "Covering the South like Kudzu."
Kudzu Godzilla is a good idea.
aliceweir at October 31st, 2013 17:07 — #16
The problem isn't an overabundance of kudzu - it's an underpopulation by goats. Kudzu has been shown (GA Ag. Dept.) to be just about the perfect food for Billy and all his gf's. Show me a kudzu monument with goats improbably juxtaposed all over it, and I'll show you the new premier tourist attraction of the entire South!
(Quietly, humming to myself) 'Look awayyyyy, look away, look wayyyy....'
doctorow at November 4th, 2013 18:46 — #17
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