[Taxacom] A little Latin fun

Barry Roth barry_roth at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 2 15:57:24 CST 2014

Since it's non-binomial, I intend to ignore it.
Barry Roth

 From: Fred Schueler <bckcdb at istar.ca>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] A little Latin fun

On 12/31/2013 1:25 PM, Beach, James H. wrote:
> Recently the Wall Street Journal ran an essay on the late great American WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) ruling class.
> http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304367204579268301043949952
> At the top of the article is a pinned wasp (from the Yale collection) with the label:
> "Albus Anglicus Saxiconus Protestans"
> Because Taxacom appears to be a lingering place for systematists who know Latin, I wonder what would be the correct Latin construction?

* which of these would be the noun (genus)? Google translate apparently 
doesn't like "anglo-saxon," and gives

album-rum Protestantium

so if Protestant is the noun,

Protestantium album-rum

...would be what the google automatic nomenclator gives as the name of 
the WASP. Enough to drive a protestantor to drink.

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