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Thread #132499   Message #4006219
Posted By: Steve Shaw
28-Aug-19 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I suppose we don't have to use them. I know the Latin names of most of our wild flowers but even professional botanists, generally averse to jargon, often resort to to folk names or invented names. There are exceptions in the bird world. The wren will always be Troglodytes troglodytes to me, and the blackbird, even better, is Turdus vulgaris... :-)