Vernacular concepts

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Tue Mar 1 09:03:02 CST 2005

Obviously, your answer is facetious, and your tongue
is in your cheek.  Might it be stuck there?
I am sure all the N.Am. birders who use the vernacular
name instead of the scientific name, would disagree
with you (N.Am. Robin vs Turdus migratorius).
As you know, there are at least 2 other bird species
that have the name "robin" as at least part of the
vernacular name.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Remsen" <dremsen at MBL.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: Vernacular concepts

>I thought the point of all the TCS issues was because when someone uses
> a scientific name they don't have the same organism in mind.
> On Feb 28, 2005, at 5:31 PM, Robin Leech wrote:
>> The thing that makes a vernacular name reliable is the same thing
>> that makes a scientific name reliable - that everyone  who
>> uses the name, be it vernacular or scientific, has the same
>> organism in mind.
>> Robin Leech

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