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Posted by Derek K. on May 01, 2002 at 22:34:04:
In Reply to: Re: Yep, just happen to have Mirtschins's 82 version (excellent reference!!): posted by WW on April 30, 2002 at 09:58:24:
: : Scott,
: : Another prime example of an in-appropriate common name! I could never figure out how Pseudechis australis, (Mulga or the King Brown), was assigned to the genus Pseudechis, Australian "Black" Snakes".
: Just one of many unfortunate examples of bad common names misleading people. That's why using scientific names is so much better... ;-)
Please don't "BAN" common names, it would be disadvantageous to us common folk, LOL.
Just one other thing regarding Cobra pronunciation.
I like Nah Jah beter than Nah Yah, even though it doesn't conform to the latin, greek or place of origin; easier to say and sounds better, double LOL. Of course just my opinion and heck, just spelling the scientific names is difficult enough, Hee, Hee!!!