BBC story - capitalising bird names

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Subject: BBC story - capitalising bird names
From: "Tony Keene" <>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:46:12 +0100
Ah, the tyranny of house styles. A certain institute I used to work at had a 
house style almost incompatible with the sciences and a publishing group that 
really should know better in the chemical sciences produces styles that border 
on the illiterate. As for a response from the BBC, good luck. As Ian Hislop 
once said "the BBC goes from breathtaking arrogance to grovelling apology wih 
nothing inbetween."
 One thing sometimes overlooked is that while a species is treated as a proper 
noun, the family is not (so Wonga Pigeon, but a flock of pigeons).


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