Vernacular concepts

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at ISTAR.CA
Tue Mar 1 22:16:45 CST 2005

Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:

> > Of course all collectors refer to droebachiensis  as "Strongy" but
> fortunately none of them actually write anything down.  New England
> fishermen refer to this species with such a colorful endearment that I
> cannot repeat it here...

* that vernacular expression is used in Newfoundland as well (Ray Guy,
1975. You May Know Them as Sea Urchins, Ma'am. 180 pp).

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