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Re: layperson

In a message dated 97-08-23 04:00:17 EDT, you write:

<< << as for the
  Brontosaurus/Apatosaurus thing, most of us grew up with Brontosaurus, and
  general public doesn't care enough to learn that it has changed.  >>
 This change was called for by Elmer S. Riggs back in the early 1900s and was
formalized by Holland in 1916. There's no excuse for continuing to use
_Brontosaurus_ in place of _Apatosaurus_. >>

well, then there is a problem, because that is what we are taught.  I just
learned in the spring semester that the brontosaurus is apatosaurus.  I had
never even heard of apatasaurus until this spring.  that is pretty sad that
in 21 years of education i was never taught apatosaurus, especially since
this is not a recent change