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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