[Taxacom] ubiquist??

David Campbell pleuronaia at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 11:18:52 CDT 2012


> Why not keep shortening to UBIQUE or UBIC (an adjective).  Thus, "This
> species is ubique (or ubic).", meaning it is found everywhere.
>
> And while we are at it, shorten adjective to adject.  I am sure that there
> are a few other words we can modernize.

You're forgetting about all the poor computers and metanalyses that
will be confused by this.  Each word needs a standard string of
numbers attached to it, assigned by some database, so that the meaning
can be tracked across variant spellings.

-- 
Dr. David Campbell
Visiting Professor
Department of Natural Sciences
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs NC 28017




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