#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 30th, 2013 18:46
#2 By: Chris Lindland, October 30th, 2013 19:44
#3 By: Dave_Jenkins, October 30th, 2013 20:20
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).
#4 By: Alice Weir, October 30th, 2013 20:29
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.
#5 By: Noah Django Gross, October 30th, 2013 20:29
where in the South do you live?
#6 By: Dave_Jenkins, October 30th, 2013 20:46
The Republic of Texas, thanks.
#7 By: Mellivora Capensis, October 30th, 2013 21:09
Yeah, that's some weird-ass Texas thing. It's cud-zoo in Arkansas.
#8 By: Mr. Bun, October 30th, 2013 21:39
Will it be covered in ranch dressing?
#9 By: karl bertelsen, October 30th, 2013 21:58
North Florida checks in with cud-zoo or could-zoo; close as it gets to a long 'u'.
The stuff even grows in Texas?!
#10 By: newliminted, October 30th, 2013 23:58
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...
#11 By: Noah Django Gross, October 31st, 2013 03:25
huh. TN and GA reporting. we say "cud-zoo."
#12 By: Noah Django Gross, October 31st, 2013 03:27
well, it is "the vine that ate the South" :^)
#13 By: Jason Baker, October 31st, 2013 08:28
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.
#14 By: Dave Warner, October 31st, 2013 08:34
The Reverend Will B. Dunn approves.
#15 By: Suzanne, October 31st, 2013 09:25
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.
#16 By: Alice Weir, October 31st, 2013 17:07
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....'
#17 By: Cory Doctorow, November 4th, 2013 18:46
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