Punch, 30 (1856), 13.
Elocution for Chemists
Nomenclature, Language, Chemistry, Adulteration, Lecturing
Discusses the excessively long name of a 'certain organic compound' published in Auguste Laurent's Chemical Method. Explains that 'odd technical terms', while odd, are not absurd, and observes that 'compound things' require 'compound names'. Believes the utterance of such words is a 'stutterance—which incurs derision' and that this problem requires remedy owing to the 'rascality practised in the adulteration of food'. Suggests that chemical lecturers undertake a 'course of lessons from Mr. Charles Mathews in Chemical Elocution'.
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