That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Then ignorance reigns, and you have things like foreign prime ministers fired for using words like "niggardly," just because no one knows any better. :roll:Skylsdale: You're absolutly right but I think this is one occasion when it probably might not make any differance. Sometimes popular usage of a word is more right than the dictionary one.
Exactly. The times I have seen people use "biotype," they are usually new to the game and biotope aquaria in general. To be honest, when I first saw the title to this forum, I assumed it was run by newbies...or at least people who hadn't done the few seconds of research to understand what a biotope (or biotype) actually is.Correct the people so they can use the correct term instead of perpetuating ignorance.
Actually, I usually see biotope, only rarely see someone using biotype.
But it's better than biotypical. At least you're using the correct word as the root.Well, if you want to get technical, the correct English term for a "Biotope Aquarium" would be "Biotopic Aquarium," but who's splitting hairs? Biotopic doesn't even seem to exist as a word, anyway