Re: Non-trivial trivial names? -Reply -Reply
|From:||"Dr. Allen A. Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Brilliant Crocein MOO (a.k.a. Woodstain Scarlet) and Flavianic Acid (a.k.a.
Naphthol Yellow S) cause even more confusion!
Allen A. Smith
School of Graduate Medical Sciences
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Henwood <AnthonyH@chw.edu.au>
To: <RichardWHorobin@aol.com>; <Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: Non-trivial trivial names? -Reply -Reply
> What about different names for the same dye eg Light Green, otherwise
> known as Acid Green 5, otherwise known as Lissamine Green S.F.
> Whew, thank heavens, we scientists have Colour Index numbers. One
> dye - many names- one CI Number.
> You can't misspell a number!!
> >>> <RichardWHorobin@aol.com> 13/February/2001 07:52pm >>>
> Tony says:
> > I will remove the second T from the word. But does this really matter!!!
> > Getting into a linguistic battle doesn't seem worth it. ?haematoxylin or
> > hematoxylin, hybridisation or hybridization, colour or color??? Haven't
> > got more important things to ponder than American v English v
> > v German Spelling???
> > .
> Take your point Tony about priorities of everyday lab life, but I dont
> nomenclature is ALL navel gazing.
> Not if youre trying to find references on line, for instance. Which I was
> just when this thread started, hence maybe my interest?
> In the examples you give, asking for 'hematoxylin' will fail to find
> 'haematoxylin' and vice versa. Of course some electronic bibliographic
> systems let you do a wildcard search, and ask for (say) 'h?ematoxylin'
> would find both forms.
> But maybe you wouldnt bother to do this, or even know how the
> system you wee using (they're all different) if you'd already decided it
> trivial, would you? So you'd miss things.
> Bye for now - Richard Horobin
> Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
> T direct 01796-474 480 --- E RichardWHorobin@aol.com
> "What should we expect? Everything."
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