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Re: My Pet Dinosaur - Re: If the asteroid had missed...

Not in New Zealand. They only have one vowel ("i"), so please send those extras back to them...

On 15/03/2007, at 9:31 AM, Steve Walsh wrote:

Please, we of the antipodes have too many vowels in our words already.

At 07:49 AM 15/03/2007, you wrote:
I believe that "Palaeontologist" is the standard British/Aussie, etc.

Patti Kane-Vanni
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
Nick Pharris
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:02 PM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: My Pet Dinosaur - Re: If the asteroid had missed...

Quoting mkirkaldy@aol.com:

> Did anyone see this program on BBC's Horizon? "My Pet Dinosaur" is
> evidently what the news release stories were based on. Funny review
> of the program at:
http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/lastnighttv/display.var. 1256433.0.0.php

"At the other extreme was the palaeonotologist who'd been Jurassic
Park's dino-consultant."

Palaeonotologist?  Is that someone who studies ancient backs, or the
ancient south?

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan

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     --Edwin H. Land

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