Article 71

Hendrik Segers Hendrik.Segers at RUG.AC.BE
Fri Mar 17 09:05:02 CST 1995

On Thu, 16 Mar 1995, Stephen Halford wrote:

> > For instance, conservationists, ecologists and lawyers would applaud our
> > giving the tomato a scientific uninomial, say 453456798, that would not
> > change with regrouping from Lycopersicon to Solanum and back again.
> Or we could *really* get radical and call a tomato a "tomato" -- am I
> missing something, or is this just flamebait?
> Steve (halford at

What you appear to be missing is, that (1) your could call it either a
"tomato", or "pommodoro" or "tomate" or "tomaat" or its Chinese, Yapanese,
Russian equivalent.... Selecting English as preferred language may seem
logical, but noone can predict what language will be the dominant one
within, say, a century, and (2) what tomato would you be referring to?
there's more than one taxon that fits in this category.

Yours, Hendrik Segers.
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