Paul Selden PSelden at FS2.GE.MAN.AC.UK
Sun Jun 23 11:56:38 CDT 1996

Richard Jensen compared the Lamiaceae problem to Danish Americans:

>So, this Danish American  votes for "herbaceous Lamiaceae" as a succinct
>way to convey just what is meant.

but they are not the same. 'Herbaceous lamiaceans' is OK and = 'Danish
Americans'; 'herbaceous Lamiaceae' = 'Danish America' which could be
construed different ways and is not necessarily what is meant.

Although we know what is meant by 'herbaceous Lamiaceae', the original
question was about getting it right.


Dr Paul A. Selden
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

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