[projectaon] Re: 25totw errata

  • From: David Davis <feline1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <projectaon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:54:21 +0100


yeah but it doesn't work because it could just as likely be "geraniorum"
for the genitve or "geraniis" for dative or ablative.... 
 whilst octopus is Greek and about which I know nothing!


 On Wed 27/04/11 4:42 PM , Benjamin I Krefetz krefetz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 On Wed, 27 Apr 2011, Timothy Pederick wrote:

 > Only where the generic name is not also a common name, like *Geranium*
 > geranium, or *Octopus* vs. octopus -- especially where, as in these two
 > examples and probably also the case of "bacillus", the common name
 > encompasses more than just that genus.

 Now you've made me start to wonder, if Joe were to write about many
 "geraniums" or "octopi", would we insist on changing those words to the
 proper plurals of "gerania" and "octopodes"? :)


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