Publishing convention re bird-names

To: "'Philip Veerman'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Publishing convention re bird-names
From: "Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:50:29 +1000
Interestingly Phillip I wasn't actually trying to make a point. I'm
genuinely interested in the origins of what is indeed an accepted/required
"convention" in much of the publishing world, decided by people who
presumably are neither lazy nor stupid, and presumably for a reason (or
reasons) which they consider to be sound - and which presumably they
consider outweigh the fairly obvious downsides of using this
non-capitilising convention. But what are these reasons?  R.



I agree entirely on your point. However I think it overly generous of you to
refer to this trend of ignoring the intelligence behind capitalisation as a
"convention". It is hardly deserving of that title. Unless you care to call
laziness and stupidity a "convention". Is it anything other than laziness
and stupidity?


Philip Veerman


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