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Re: Heh heh heh -- Do NOT read this!
In a message dated 95-10-21 19:56:33 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Reynolds
>I myself think that dinosaurs, particularly mean, nasty vicious ones,
>should be named for something reminiscent of the circumstances and
>utterances when some time traveler first found a live one; thus,
>_Eeekasaurus_munch_. After all, the common names, and perhaps even
>some of the Linnean ones, of many extant animals that live in remote
>corners of the world are transliterations of native words or expressions
>that mean "Hey, look at that!". Hmn, _Goshasaurus_boyoboyii_. Naw,
>we'd better just stick with Snaggle-toothed Gronker.
By the end of 1996, all such names will be well supported under the
Code--even something like _Snaggletooth gronker_. I would encourage the
proliferation of such nomenclature as long as the upcoming ridiculous
de-Latinization of the Code remains in effect.