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Gorilla gorilla


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  • proper n. A taxonomic species within the genus Gorilla — western gorilla.


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  • (nomenclature even less justifiable than Gorilla gorilla as used by zoologists, I should say), rubbed me a bit the wrong way in its bland assumption that Kenneth Grahame's Mole was known only to English children.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 1


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