Hey -- I'm currently working my way through Mr. Yank's PHP/MySQL book and jumped in tonight.

I was in the process of creating my very first table and kept running into an error message. I wanted to call one of the columns "desc" as in short for description but I kept getting a syntax error. So I played with it and thought, OK, I'll rename it "tell." Well, sure enough "tell" worked while "desc" produced syntax errors. How come?

These were nothing but simple TEXT columns.