[Taxacom] Monbiot editorial on academic publishing
michael.heads at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 30 15:29:23 CDT 2011
'Like' = 'resembling, such as, as good as' (Concise Oxford).
I realise that Australians don't have an accent, but we're not all in that fortunate position.
Can't we discuss the Monbiot article rather than my terrible grammar, accent, etc?
Wellington, New Zealand.
My papers on biogeography are at: http://tiny.cc/RiUE0
From: Jim Croft <jim.croft at gmail.com>
To: Neal Evenhuis <neale at bishopmuseum.org>
Cc: Michael Heads <michael.heads at yahoo.com>; taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, 31 August 2011 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Monbiot editorial on academic publishing
Michael ers a Kiwi - you're lucky he wrote ert down rather than spoke ert. ;)
The problem is not so much grammar, but the whether you choose to regard 'like' as inclusive or comparative (I am pretty sure in this case it is not affectionate or facebook).
I am starting to think botanists have made a big mistake in allowing the publishmentification of new species in English. ;)
On Aug 31, 2011 5:10 AM, "Neal Evenhuis" <neale at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:
> I had to re-read this before I understood the tricky grammar used by Michael.
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