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Re: Bambiraptor the Magnificent



On Sun, 09 Apr 2000 16:21:21   dbensen wrote:
>>>It has to deal with bambi, as in small! Nothing to do with the Disney
>character!!!!<<
>
>I thought so too (that the fact that the deer was also named Bambi being an
>unfortunate coincedence), but didn't the describer say that he/she named it
>Bambiraptor because "it's small, like Bambi"?  I don't remember where that
>quote was taken from, but that doesn't matter becuase I'm sure that quote was
>part of a news article that was posted on this list serve.  (also, Bambi isn't
>a Latin word; I looked it up.  That doesn't prove my point, though, it may be
>Greek)

Well, it's not Latin, but it descends from Latin....'bambino' means baby or 
small in Italian.  Even though Babe Ruth wasn't really a skinny or short 
man.....

Steve




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