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Old Wednesday 17th June 2020, 13:45   #18
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It is again an example that taxonomy is not science. Bird names and genera are artificial creations, which prompts surprisingly many people to changing them at a whim.

Originally Posted by andyadcock View Post
a subsequent commentator doesn't like 'Pygmy' either.

Ross’s Goose to Pygmy Snow Goose
In my experience this is the best approach: beat them at their own game. Accuse people who are politically correct of being not politically correct enough. They never can be 100% politically correct and sound sane and intelligible, leaving a room for attack.

I only support formally recognizing Caspian Tern as a Carrot (Tern), because it is in everyday use in many languages.

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