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Re: Quo vadis, T. rex? [long]

> Whoever wrote
> "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.
Right, just as all ostritches are birds not all birds are ostritches, so too
all birds are dinosaurs, butn not all dinosaurs are birds.

R.Scott Kowalke