Pointsettias are a holiday staple and I love the look of bunches of them grouped around decorated trees. Martha Stewart last week taught me that they are prounounced point-set-EE-ah-s. So all those people who for years have corrected me that you don't the EE sound at the end were actually the ones in error. And good news the theory that they are poisonous is complete urban legend and untrue. So place a few around your house worry free that Fido might get sick!