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Since we're on the subject:
One personal pet peeve is the most common pronounciation of Deinonychus:
However, the name breaks down as Dein (terrible) - onychus (claws), and it
should be pronounced
(which is how Ostrom pronounces it, anyway).
Unfortunately, most of the AMNH crew pronounce their own animal Mononykus as
Ah, well, there are worse problems in the world than pronounciation...
Just my $0.02.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile Phone: 703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey FAX: 703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA 22092