I know that ‘corn’ is one of those words that has varying meanings – maize in America, other grains elsewhere.
What I’m wondering is how you refer to ‘american-type corn’ in eating contexts? As in the subject line, if you were asking someone which of several vegetable choices he wanted. Would it be maize there, too?
How about if it were, uh, ‘maize-on-the-cob’?
(That just sounds sooo wrong.)