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Entry from January 20, 2018
“A corn maze is a maize maze”

"Maize” is corn; a “maze” is a labyrinth. A “corn maze” is the same thing as a “maize maze.” The terms “corn maze” and “maize maze” were used in 1993, when such a maze was constructed in Annville, Pennsylvania.

“So if native americans had a corn maze, would that be a ‘maize maze’?” was posted on Twitter on October 17, 2008. “A corn maze, is a maize maze” was posted on Twitter on October 15, 2011. “They should call corn mazes ‘Maize Mazes’” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on October 20, 2013.


Wikipedia: Maze
A maze is a path or collection of paths, typically from an entrance to a goal. The word is used to refer both to branching tour puzzles through which the solver must find a route, and to simpler non-branching ("unicursal") patterns that lead unambiguously through a convoluted layout to a goal. (The term “labyrinth” is generally synonymous, but also can connote specifically a unicursal pattern.) The pathways and walls in a maze are typically fixed, but puzzles in which the walls and paths can change during the game are also categorised as mazes or tour puzzles.

Wikipedia: Maize
Maize (/meɪz/ MAYZ; Zea mays subsp. mays, from Spanish: maíz after Taíno mahiz), also known as corn, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The leafy stalk of the plant produces separate pollen and ovuliferous inflorescences or ears, which are fruits, yielding kernels or seeds.

Wikipedia: Corn maze
A corn maze or maize maze is a maze cut out of a corn field. The first corn maze was in Annville, Pennsylvania. Corn mazes have become popular tourist attractions in North America, and are a way for farms to generate tourist income. Many are based on artistic designs such as characters from movies. Corn mazes appear in many different designs. Some mazes are even created to tell stories or to portray a particular theme. Most have a path which goes all around the whole pattern, either to end in the middle or to come back out again, with various false trails diverging from the main path. In the United Kingdom, they are known as maize mazes, and are especially popular with farms in the east of England. These mazes are normally combined with other farm attractions of interest to families and day trippers. Some of these attractions include hay rides, a petting zoo, play areas for children, and picnic areas. Each year a few of the mazes are featured in national newspapers and TV. In the U.S., corn mazes typically are cut down circa the first week of November; in the UK typically in September after children return to school.

2 August 1993, Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD), “Corn maze leads to aid for Midwest flood victims,” pg. 3A, col. 5:
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP)—(...) She’s pulling up corn plants, building a world record-sized maize maze to raise money for Corn Belt flood relief.

26 October 1993, Times-Colonist (Victoria, BC), “Amazing maize maze” by Laurel Bernard, pg. 1: 
John McKay photo
Five-year-old Russell Taylor, Michael Parker thread the corn maze at Oldfield Orchards’ Oktoberfest Sunday.

22 August 1996, Windsor (ON) Star, “The Lincoln-Mercury Amazing Maize Maze corn maze: Helps Harvest Funds for Charity” by Craig Pearson, pg. X16:
Navigating the Lincoln-Mercury Amazing Maize Maze in Dearborn, Mich., the world’s largest maze (soon to be in the Guinness Book of World Records), takes the average person 60 to 90 minutes, more than enough time for the sun to beat on your pumpkin awhile.

Twitter
Matt J McDonald‏
@MattJMcD
so if native americans had a corn maze, would that be a “maize maze”?
12:32 PM - 17 Oct 2008

Twitter
nolandda‏
@nolandda
: is going to the midnight corn maze tonight. I guess in the rest of the world that would be a maize maze. Get it… nevermind.
4:09 PM - 17 Oct 2008

Twitter
Alex-Anna‏
@AlexAnnaLena
Ever thought about how a corn maze is a maize maze. smile cool!
2:47 PM - 14 Sep 2010

Twitter
Michael Brown‏
@MichaelBrown
For Native Americans, a corn maze is a maize maze.
10:28 AM - 6 Oct 2011 from Sherwood, AR

Twitter
El Capitano‏
@OhhhMistaW
A corn maze, is a maize maze. Thats fucking retarded…
11:24 PM - 15 Oct 2011

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
They should call corn mazes “Maize Mazes”
submitted October 20, 2013 by TheLegitWhale

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Whoever created the first “Corn Maze” blew a golden opportunity to call it a “Maize Maze”
submitted January 5, 2014 by _camjam

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A corn maze is a maize maze.
submitted October 10, 2014 by Bombingofdresden

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A corn maze could also be referred to as a maize maze, and pronounced as a maze maze.
submitted October 29, 2017 by Fletchman99

Reddit—Shower Toughts
A corn maze is really just a maize maze
submitted January 21, 2018 by TylerStark
Got lost in this one.

Trademark
Word Mark THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: clothing, namely, caps, T-shirts [ and sweatshirts ]. FIRST USE: 19930910. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19930910
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26.01.20 - Circles within a circle
Serial Number 75363395
Filing Date September 25, 1997
Current Basis 1A
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Published for Opposition November 10, 1998
Registration Number 2221411
Registration Date February 2, 1999
Owner (REGISTRANT) American Maze Company CORPORATION PENNSYLVANIA 3940 Walnut Street Harrisburg PENNSYLVANIA 17109
Attorney of Record MARY A. DONOVAN
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Register PRINCIPAL
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