[va-richmond-general] Plain English

  • From: "Robert C. Perkins" <perkybear@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 05:43:01 -0400

The issue of using acronyms for bird species surfaces periodically on every bird list that I read. Folks, writing out "mourning dove" takes only a few seconds longer than "MODO." Not everyone has access to the short-form lists or the time to look up ones they don't know. Please, for the sake of clarity, spell out names. "N" for "northern " and "E" for eastern" are readily translatable. "b-t blue warbler" is easily deciphered. Plain English, please.

Bob Perkins
Historian and general outdoorsman
Galax, Virginia
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