PROPOSAL: -acea; -aceae; -aceous

Nico Cellinese ncellinese at FMNH.ORG
Wed Jun 26 10:08:11 CDT 2002

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002 22:55:21 +1200, David Orlovich <David.Orlovich at BOTANY.OTAGO.AC.NZ> wrote:

>you guys can discuss this ad nauseum, but I'm always going to say
>Myrtaceae as Mer-tay-see till the day I die - 'cause basically it sounds
>weird to me any other way ... and at conferences I can laugh at those
>strange Europeans who say North-o-far-goos, and they can laugh at me
>when I say Noth-a-fay-gus ... what's it matter?  The French don't spread
>vegemite on croissants in the pursuit of cultural uniformity just as I
>don't toast croissants to spread my vege... oh hang on, yes I do ... oh
>Cheers, David Orlovich.

I agree!!  I, too, will always say Myrtaceae as Mer-tay-see till the day I die, so you are not going to laugh at me...but I guess the Europeans might!
And I will respond if someone calls me Sellinese.  Who cares if it's wrong! the's "ad nauseam"...but then again...!


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