[Taxacom] ubiquist??

Robin Leech releech at telus.net
Mon Oct 1 23:11:34 CDT 2012


Abutilizing it?  Hell, it has already happened.

Robin

 

From: Stephen Thorpe [mailto:stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz] 
Sent: October-01-12 9:17 PM
To: Neal Evenhuis; Robin Leech; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??

 

They are abutilizing the English language, Neal, they are!

 

S

 

From: Neal Evenhuis <neale at bishopmuseum.org>
To: Robin Leech <releech at telus.net>; 'Stephen Thorpe'
<stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>; "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu"
<taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??


... and now "utilize" is more frequently encountered than the simpler "use"
... and it is misused more often than not since the correct definition for
"utilize" shows it to be a specific subset of "use" (i.e., to make practical
and efficient use of something).

On 10/1/12 5:01 PM, "Robin Leech"
<releech at telus.net<mailto:releech at telus.net>> scribbled the following
tidbit:

Stephen,
About the same time that they started saying, "real instead of really", etc.
We are losing our adverbs
in favor or adjectives and nouns.
Robin

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Sent: October-01-12 8:04 PM
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Subject: [Taxacom] ubiquist??

Since when did biologists start using the term ubiquist instead of
ubiquitous??
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046056
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