Language for taxonomic names, redux

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Feb 23 01:18:28 CET 2017

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 7:05 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at>

If I invent some words that use English grammar, does that make them
> part of the English language?

This sentence contains one non-standard English flutzpah.

This gubblick contains many nonsklarkish English flutzpahs, but the overall
pluggandisp can be glorked from context.

--David Moser

John Cowan        cowan at
You annoy me, Rattray!  You disgust me! You irritate me unspeakably!
Thank Heaven, I am a man of equable temper, or I should scarcely be able
to contain myself before your mocking visage.  --Stalky imitating Macrea
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