A Quote by Lewis Carroll on names, naming, nomenclature, classification, insects, and linnaeus

'What's the use of their having names the Gnat said, 'if they won't answer to them?'
'No use to them,' said Alice; 'but it's useful to the people who name them, I suppose.  If not, why do things have names at all?'
'I can't say,' the Gnat replied.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 3

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