I’ve recently discovered that I’m not the only person in the world with this pet-peeve about hand sanitizer labels! I might still be a crazy person, but at least I’ve got some company.
I don’t know why I feel like this little tidbit of nomenclature is so important. I suppose it’s like the ancient notion that invoking the “true name” of things gives you power over them. Knowing the difference between a bacteria and a fungi won’t necessarily cure you of an affliction in and of itself, but it helps you get there.
Well, anyway I could go on and on about this, but it would only make me seem more absurd, so I think I’ll just post it and let it be. So remember: a germ is just a fancy old word for “seed”! It’s little more than a biological question mark.