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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Clades, Definitions, Discoveries, FTDNA
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 17:11:05 -0500
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The problem is that it's an idiosyncratic use of a word that, for the rest of
the English-speaking world, has a different meaning. The standard English word
for "inherited and measureable chemical/structural changes" is "mutation."

If you are going to create your own language, prepare to be mis-understood.

By the way, it was Vincent who objected to it. I only agreed with him. How
'bout dickering with him for awhile? I'm going out to dinner...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Ken Nordtvedt
> Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 4:46 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Clades, Definitions, Discoveries, FTDNA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
> > I never said, "tags." Ken said, "tags." I think it's a bad
> > use of the word, too.
> [[ Wow; you sure are picky, picky. So what's your problem
> with "tags" for
> the inherited and measureable chemical/structural changes
> that take place
> in the y chromosome from time to time? Ken ]]

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