short slooper

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Mon Jun 12 09:05:40 CDT 2000

At 08:24 AM 6/9/00 -0700, you wrote:

>It's been very quiet on Taxacom, so I thought I'd share a blooper I
>just read on a paleontology site:
>     "Here's a mystery fossil which has never been seen by anyone I have
>shown it to."

Now see?  That's a true blooper.  The writer surely knows that this doesn't
make sense as stated, that what he/she has done is to simply omit the word
"before" after "never been seen".  It's an error anyone could make, so it
is OK to chuckle at it.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
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