RE: Suzhou vs. Soochow

From:Robert Geske


this looks like a site that has information on both vital and non vital
staining.  they even pitch in info on fixatives and handling for EM.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dr. Ian Montgomery
Sent: 3/15/02 9:11 AM
Subject: Fwd: Suzhou vs. Soochow

        Very touchy subject, the American version of English. After the
numerous postings regarding vendors let's not spark a trans Atlantic
sparring contest. 
        About to stain for the presence of a ciliate in the tissue of
Norwegian lobster. Any suggestions for a suitable stain?

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:45:22 -0500
From: "Smith, Allen" 
Subject: Suzhou vs. Soochow

Bob Richmond has performed a real service for older histologists.
Americans over the age of 40 learned geography when the accepted English
spellings of foreign place names were based on the usual English
mispronuncians rather than on the actual names. Thus, I learned Suzhou
as Soochow, Beijing as Peking, etc.  Chinese places weren't the only
ones to get this treatment.  We learned the capital of Turkey as Angora
instead of Ankara and the capital of Georgia as Tiflis instead of
Tiblisi.  The Italian cities of Firenze and Livorno were Florence and
Leghorn to us.  Even in this day of reformed spelling, most Americans
write Vienna instead of Wien and Copenhagen instead of Kobenhavn.

With apologies for our provincialism, 

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D. 
Barry University 
School of Graduate Medical Sciences 
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 
Miami Shores, Florida  33161-6695 

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
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University of Glasgow,
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