[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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