|Yucca among yuccas.
A photo taken on Tenerife (in the Canaries) by
English-speaking people tend to mispronounce my name Jukka, so I started using the spelling "Yucca", since "Jukka" should be pronounced roughly as "Yucca". (Well, roughly. At least you would get the initial consonant right. I have collected some more specific pronunciation information.)
I started using "Yucca" as a nickname, partly because "Jukka" is a rather common name in Finland and I never had any nickname.
also have something to do with me, but that is a sad
I had a nice tall yucca plant
in my working room
but I didn't handle it with care.
So my nickname, reminding me of such mistakes, hopefully
builds my character.
The image on the right presents a
an insect of genus
which pollinates yuccas.
The picture has been taken from a nice
collection of images in the public domain and was originally
an illustration in
Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language,
published in 1911.