[Taxacom] lingua franca

Rob Smissen SmissenR at landcareresearch.co.nz
Thu Jul 21 16:52:18 CDT 2011

Thanks Don

I see from a quick look at Wikipedia that I had misunderstood the etymology  of "lingua franca" (...whereby all Western Europeans were called "Franks"...).

I had thought the use of the phrase in the current context was ironic.


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