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Dan McGuire of Santa Monica, USA, writes on Wednesday, December 5, 2001



I ENJOYED a hearty belly laugh at the Nelson/Wellington double name-change bit, which reminded me to send you this tidbit from the November 2001 issue of Sports Afield hunting/fishing journal, p. 31 (see also

"The American Fisheries Society officially renamed the Jewfish the 'Goliath grouper' and the squawfish the 'pike minnow' because 'names shall not violate the tenets of good taste,' according to an AFS publication. With political correctness all the rage, can new names for sperm whales and sucker be far behind."

Dan McGuire

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