How to name things?
October 4, 2013 4:38 PM Subscribe
I would like journal articles, books and other serious treatments of how to name things.
posted by curuinor to writing & language (11 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I've heard a possibly-apocryphal thing that said that teachers presented with student assignments labelled with lame names like Hubert or Elmer graded them lower than those same student assignments labelled with non-lame names like David or Michael. And generally, in lots of domains it seems pretty important to name things right. But are there serious treatments as to how to name things?