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  •  Are you telling me you dredged that up out of your (7+ / 0-)

    memory from 30 years ago?? Being off by a couple of letters in the longest scientific name, from your memory, is not too bad, mm!

    Imagine if we still used the pre-Linnaean names. Like the name for the honeybee, a series of Latin descriptors:
    "Apis pubescens, thorace subgriseo, abdomine fusco, pedibus posticus glabis, untrinque margine ciliatus"

    Try to remember that!

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