Re: Self-Use of Ethnic Insults (was: Re: Ebonic Christmas )
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 19, 2000, 18:14|
BP Jonsson wrote:
> This might be part of the
> reason why his name is customarily abbreviated.
I think it's just because so *many* plants were named by him.
(L. did most of his work on plants.)
> I've often wondered why
> English sticks to "Linnaeus", while his countrymen say "Linné", but the
> most probable reason is that he was still styled _Carolus Linnaeus_ on the
> title page of _Systema Naturalis_!
> (BTW there is a big street in this city called Linnégatan. It used to be
> flanked with plantations and trees -- linden of course! -- but the powers
> that be decided to remove the plantations and pave the ground right up to
> the stems of the poor trees. Some way to treat a Via Linnaei! :-[)
Evidently they had committed the crime, as JRRT has it, of being large
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