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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]
"Why? They're all birds, you know..."
If you were walking down the street with a non-dinosaur-knowledgable person and
a tyrannosaur walked by (if only), would you say "Whoa, that's a BIG bird" ??
(Granted, you'd probably say a lot more than that)
Mr. Webster says:
bird: any of a class (Aves) of warm-blooded vertebrates distinguished by having
the body more or less completely covered with feathers and the forelimbs
modified as wings.
Everyone is trying to be so careful about pronunciation and Latin spelling,
why not be careful about vocabulary.