On the other hand, sometimes something so truly horrible appears, something nestling so snugly - and probably smugly - within a determined wooliness of the brain, that howls of incredulous anguish burst from my soul.
This is from the online version of the Daily Telegraph of 7/10/14*:
The problem is that both phones seem to be designed without the female specie in mind.
Oh good grief.
Look, species isn't a plural...well, at least, it is a plural, but when it's a singular it looks exactly the same.
Specie is something entirely different from species (it means coin money as opposed to paper money or bullion. The almost-Latin phrase in specie means in coin, in kind, or, as a law term, in the actual form specified, which usually means not in coin).
Apart from that, a species is (pretty much) one of the taxonomic groups into which a genus is divided. Most species don't go in for male and female at all - and some members of some species change sex as they go along - but however a species produces new members, whether using male, female, transgender, bisexual, cloning, budding, or whichever resources, the species consists of all of them.
Female isn't a specie, or a species, but a sex. Got it?
And don't start me on the word gender, whatever you do.
Word To Use Correctly Today: specie/species. In specie and specie both come from the Latin phrase in speciē, which means in kind. Species is the Latin for appearance, and comes from specere, to look.
*English date: ie seventh of October.