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Monday, June 8, 2009

For the Grammar Group

A style guide from The Economist.

And found under Spelling, Common Problems . . .is that a typo?

When it is necessary to use a Latin name, follow the standard practice. Thus for all creatures higher than viruses, write the binomial name in italics, giving an initial capital to the first word (the genus): Turdus turdus, the song thrush; Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the dawn redwood; Culicoides clintoni, a species of midge. This rule also applies to Homo sapiens and to such cod uses as Homo economicus.(emphasis supplied)

(Via The Millions)