[Taxacom] ubiquist??

Geoff Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Tue Oct 2 01:53:50 CDT 2012

We've beaten this to death. Let's thrash it to unrecognisable pulp.

It's a legitimate word, although perhaps a European quirk in the sense
used in science.

Ubiquitarians/Ubiquists were a Protestant sect beginning way back in 1559
in Germany.



On Tue, October 2, 2012 6:24 pm, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> FYI, an off-list reply (from a French Canadian) stated this: Three of the
> authors of this paper, including the first one, are French, and the French
> word for ubiquitous and ubiquity is ubiquiste. The use of ubiquist in
> English is thus a gallicism.
> From: Nambiyath Balakrishnan <npbalakr at gmail.com>
> To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
> Cc: Robin Leech <releech at telus.net>; Adolf Ceska <aceska at telus.net>; Ken
> Kinman <kinman at hotmail.com>; "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu"
> <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] ubiquist??
> N.P.Balakrishnan
> ubiquist is not found in any dictionary. Why should we use it? The noun of
> ubiquitous is ubiquity

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