I follow one or two actual scientists on Twitter, and some of the posts that go round RE job offers or calls for help are really fun.
Just now, paraphrased: We're looking for someone who speaks German, Latin, and is familiar with insect/weevil terminology, because the key we need to compare our specimen with is written in German with Latin descriptions, and google translate does not do entomologist jargon well.


(If you happen to be an insect expert who speaks German and Latin, here's the tweet(s): twitter.com/c_minteer/status/1 )

@anke honestly I'd be surprised if they can't find someone - taxonomists have to go back to old descriptions which are often Latin, and German is one of the more common vernacular languages. And there must be a zillion weevil people

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