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Jeremy Cherfas

Latin name or scientific name, where do you stand? Either one is fine for me - just use it

AoBBlog asks the crucial questions: "what to call scientific binomials". Seems like they've come down in favour of "scientific name" rather than "Latin name". I'm fine with that, as long as people at least try to provide that name, rather than so-called "common" names. I've [ranted about that before](, and doubtless will again. All we have to do now is to teach the world that scientific names are [strong proper names](