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Ill-formed names (joke, partly)
Quoting Tim Williams <email@example.com>:
> Contrast these with clunky, stodgy Greco-Latin
> monikers like _Aberriatodontus_ and _Sinusonasus_.
Well, they're partly clunky because they're unimaginative, and partly because
they aren't even well-formed Greco-Latin.
On the other hand, _Sinusonasus_ is actually perfectly good Latin--though 'Make
noise with your lap, pig!' is a very odd name for a dinosaur.
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan