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Re: Qantassaurus or Quantasaurus

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 97-08-19 03:14:24 EDT, NJPharris@AOL.COM writes:
> << In a message dated 97-08-18 06:58:43 EDT, dannj@alphalink.com.au (Dann
>  Pigdon) writes:
>  > "Quantasaurus" seems like it would
>  >  mean "discrete packets of sub-atomic energy" reptile.
>  I would think, because of the "a" in the middle (meaning "not" or
> "without"),
>  that Quantasaurus would mean "discrete packet of energy without a lizard" or
>  maybe "how much without a lizard"(!) >>
> Say--it just occurred to me. Isn't the name of the airline spelled QANTAS (no
> U)? Can we have another spell check here?

Actually quanta is plural of quantum (or it may be the other way
around). There is definitely no U in the name, but I suspect this
error will persist for a while yet.

        Dann Pigdon
        Melbourne, Australia