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I'm with Kenny on that one


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Posted by WW on January 09, 2003 at 13:54:26:

In Reply to: You have to ask yourself... posted by Kenny Wray on January 09, 2003 at 07:45:15:

A common name is only a common name if it is common usage. The user of such. A contrived, made up name is by definition not a common name.

At the moment, there are a number of "standard" lists of common names around, with the unfortunate side-effect that many propose different standard names for the same animals. Perhaps what we need is an International Commission on Standard Zoological Nomenclature.

On the other hand, perhaps not.

Cheers,

Wolfgang


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