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Re: Killi or Killie
Please do Brian. I would gladly run the reprint..
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From: Brian R. Watters <bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca>
To: 'AKA KillieTalk' <killietalk at aka_org>
Date: Friday, July 10, 1998 10:29 AM
Subject: Killi or Killie
>Shivan5952 at aol_com wrote.....
>>Hi a am a new to having killis. I was wondering if the
>>word Killi is spelled KILLI or KILLIE I have seen it
>>spelled both ways. If there are two different words
>>what do they mean? Thanks a lot.
>You won't find either of these in an English dictionary but,
>traditionally, the correct word would be "killie" which an
>abbreviated form of "killifish" (without the "e" just to confuse
>matters). The word "killifish" (and, therefore, also "killie") refers
>to any member of the family Cyprinodontidae.
>Recently, I was browsing through some early editions of JAKA and came
>across an interesting one-page article by Albert Klee called "Why Not
>'Panchax' ?" (JAKA and KN, 1975, V8, p360) that provides information
>about the origins of the name "killifish". Perhaps Ted Klotz could
>reprint this in an issue of the BNL as I am sure many members would
>find it interesting and informative. (Ted, if you want it I can scan
>it, convert it into word processor text and e-mail it to you).
>Brian R. Watters
>University of Regina
>Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, Canada
>Ph: (306) 584-9161 (home); (306) 585-4663 (work)
>Fax: (306) 585-5433
>E-mail: bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca