11 responses

  1. blake
    January 15, 2017

    Maize means grain, Corn means corn weather its a small nugget or a corn on the sole of your foot.


  2. Robert Hartfield
    October 10, 2018

    In my part of Texas, corn is corn whether it is sweet corn, corn harvested dry, colored indian corn or popcorn.
    Maize on the other hand is what is also known as milo or sorghum.


    • John Lanford
      December 25, 2018

      Thank you Robert,
      My grandmother nearly always grew maize as her main crop on a 300 acre farm near Arlington, Texas. To me it always looked like corn, but she always corrected me if I called it that. And guess what, they always had a barrel of sorghum in the cattle barn! Mystery solved? I think so.


      • Shaukat Dar
        January 11, 2020

        Maize is white kernals larger in size from corn. On the other hand corn is chicken feed smaller kernals in size and is widely used now as chicken feed. Fresh corn can be roasted on charcoal and consumed but not as good as Maize. It was American Indians staple diet and also in many parts of Africa.


    • Gabriel M
      January 27, 2020

      Maize is our favorite food here in African countries especially my country South Sudan.
      I’d like to ask a question on behalf of (maize) how do you call just one peas of maize and many maize in general in the same stick?


  3. Barnabas
    June 5, 2019

    Thanks i have been schooled


  4. Gabriel Much
    January 27, 2020

    Maize is our favorite food here in African countries especially my country South Sudan in Central Africa.
    I’d like to ask a question on behalf of (maize) how do you call a peas of maize/grain and lots of in a bunch?


    • Lin
      October 28, 2020

      In America, one piece of corn (we use the term for the yellow one with a husk) is called a kernel, and the whole stick is called an “ear of corn”.


  5. Bob Bollocks-checker
    May 10, 2020

    “In British English, the word corn pertains to any cereal crop or grain.” Utter bollocks! This may have been true in the 17th century, but not in modern British English.

    Corn is another word for maize, which is also recognised but not commonly used.

    See the English Oxford Dictionary, if in doubt.


  6. Corn Detective
    June 1, 2020

    This is bizarre. English people (I’m one) do not call wheat “corn”. We call it wheat. We call corn corn. Corn is a conical yellow thing with blibs on, and a husk. As far as I know that’s what Americans call corn as well. That’s the name we use for the thing growing in a field, the thing sold in a shop, the canned version etc. The only time I have ever heard this maize line is in books, online discussions, packaging etc, where they say ” … corn (which is called maize in the UK)”. This led me to google the difference, and my conclusion is that there is no difference. There is one thing, corn, everybody calls it corn, and confusing books have got it into their head that someone somewhere calls it maize, when nobody does.


  7. Prah Joseph Appiah
    August 11, 2020

    I’m not an English but then l prefer corn being referred to grains in total and maize being that yellow cased grains, in a husk.


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