Re: Re: Maize & corn(y) timelines? Home › Forums › Questions and Feedback › Maize & corn(y) timelines? › Re: Re: Maize & corn(y) timelines? April 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm #16946 Anonymous Yes, Jamie is correct – the British called 'wheat' 'corn' before American maize arrived, and this confine still exists. For example, when Gibbon talks of Roman 'corn riots' he means wheat.