[Taxacom] Family names, usage.

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at alumni.wesleyan.edu
Wed Feb 20 11:15:08 CST 2008


On Wed, February 20, 2008 4:47 pm, Thomas G. Lammers wrote:
> At 10:40 AM 2/20/2008, Spies, Martin wrote:
>>Looks like the tired old tactic of deriding the other person when you've
>>run out of arguments.
>
> "Deriding"???   Actually, I meant it as a conciliatory post, hence the
> quotes around right and wrong, to indicate a bit of jocularity.  I will
> rephrase for clarity: as long as I can do it as I please, I shan't worry
> what others do.  Live and let live.

Indeed; a derisory statement would be something like "The family
Pedantidae is widespread on Taxacom" :-)

(sorry, but given that this topic has generated more posts than any other
recently, I couldn't help it)

Karl
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Karl Magnacca
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Zoology
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Ireland





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