Nomenclature: a long quibble

Jim McKenney
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 08:45:23 PDT
Just to be sure we all understand where the Rules stand on this issue of
apparently feminine names, here's what the Rules say in Recommendation 20A:

20A.1. Authors forming generic names should comply with the following
(a-h omitted here)
i) To give a feminine form to all personal generic names, whether they
commemorate a man or a woman (see Rec. 60B).

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm wondering if maybe
we should take up a collection to buy new calling cards for Mons. Balansa
with the Mons. bolded. 

Jim McKenney

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