RE: NANFA-- Common Names

Ken Wintin (
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 12:01:29 -0800

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From: Mark []
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 8:27 AM
Subject: NANFA-- Common Names

Is there any true authority for assigning common names?

Columbus Ohio USA <))><

It seems that the days of colloquial names are long gone. Organizations
like the Audubon Society and the American Fisheries Society have assumed
the authority on "so-called" common names. It seems that nobody knows what
a mud fish, or butter cat is these days, unless you are talking to a
Cracker, like me.


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