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- #574530The answer is hiding in the question itself. There are some famous people. But, there are many scientific names. These are some scientific names for birds we all know very well.
Crow - Corvous Corone
Cuckoo - Cuculidae Cuculiformes
Dove - Columbidae Colombiformes
Owl - Nocturnalis Strigiformes
Peacock - Pava Cristatus
Almost all the scientific names consist of two scientific words and all the 5 x 2 = 10 scientific words I mentioned above are considered spelling mistakes. There is nothing wrong in that because it is almost impossible to add all the scientific words to the dictionary as new scientific words are being created everyday due to the discovery of new natural or hybrid species etc,. In addition, the grammar rules are almost impossible to create if scientific names are accepted. I don't know whether this is the exact reason or not. This is what I think.
- #574538Scientific, chemical and biological terms are generally not used by the common users of Microsoft Office 2007 as a routine. It is impossible to count the total number of words, the English language contains, but it is estimated that there are at least a quarter of a million distinct English words. Many scientific and biological words are of Latinate origin. There are roughly 100,000 word families in the English language and a native English speaking person knows between 10,000 (in the case of uneducated) to 20,000 (in the case of educated individuals) word families. A person needs to know about 8,000 to 9,000 word families to enjoy reading a book.
In the above mentioned backdrop , all the scientific, chemical and biological names are not added in the thesaurus of Microsoft Office. The names mentioned by the author in the thread are added because they are used by the general public.
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