Re: Non-trivial trivial names? -Reply -Reply
|From:||Connie McManus <email@example.com>|
Tony Henwood wrote:
> You can't misspell a number!!
No, but you can invert numbers around to get the wrong number just the
same. Asky anyone who is dyslexic.
> >>> <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 think
> 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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