Common names

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at
Thu Jun 3 14:29:01 EDT 1999

To anne and others---but why people names get capitalized is beyond me.  The animal or plant is NOT the person.  

I might not capitalize rose (or indeed sparrow), but I would certainly capitalize Dog Rose just as I would capitalize Scotch Rose. Similarly I would capitalize Field Sparrow to distinguish it from all the other sparrows one is likely to find in a field. 

Regards   mike

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