Linne or Linnaeous?

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Thu Feb 12 14:45:09 CST 2004

From: Paul Kirk <p.kirk at CABI.ORG>
Point taken, but the original question was in English and therefore the
polite response would be in English...

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Yes, and besides that, the question not only was in English, but also of a
nature that suggested the author was already stretching to express himself.
There is of course no quarantee that he would not understand a French answer
(for all we know his French is considerably better than his English and he
was accommodating us by not putting the question in French). There is even a
(very slight) chance that he would have preferred an answer in Dutch (once
upon a time too a world language, and an internationally accepted language
of science!). Sticking to English is going with the odds.

On a more general note, I am quite glad that everything concerning the ICBN
is now in English. Once upon a time there was a Synopsis of Proposals that
was trilingual (with everybody expressing himself in his language of choice)
and I quite struggled to switch from language to language with each separate
Paul van Rijckevorsel
Utrecht, NL

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