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FW: Bistahieversor sealeyi, NM tyrannosaurid
Not to worry Dave. Most of us grew up not ever meeting a palaeontologist
until our late teens/early 20's. We were very careful not to invoke laughter.
When I was in high school, my Principal cordially invited me into his office
to discuss "MY" career interests. When I told him, he actually said that no
actually chooses something like "that" for a career. Yes. It was nice to have
"those things" as a hobby but, they're of little use to a young man with "real"
career interests. (He was telling me to grow up!!!). He would help me choose a
career for myself and tried to interest me in "engineering". Those were the
So ...... we hear ya!!
> Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 08:59:32 -0800
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> Subject: Re: Bistahieversor sealeyi, NM tyrannosaurid
> I grew up not knowing a single other person interested in dinosaurs or
> anatomy. It was not until I was in my 20's that I actually uttered
> all of those greek/latin derived names aloud in the presence of of my
> very first paleontologist. The Paleontologist was very polite as I
> butchered a great many words and then he repeated them correctly in
> sentences much later, which I thought was a great tactic. It made me
> feel less stupid. I have been in conversations with less tactical
> scientists and been corrected instantly on pronounciation- which did
> indeed make me feel stupid. I would not recommend doing that kind of
> thing if you ever find yourself talking to amateurs!
> On Jan 31, 2010, at 7:33 PM, Tim Williams wrote:
>> Dann Pigdon wrote:
>>> Does the 'ae' make the exception, or is the German word
>>> 'kaiser' closer to the original pronounciation?
>> Yes, the German 'kaiser' is closer to the original (Latin)
>> pronunciation. The term became a title of the German emperor by way
>> of the Holy Roman Empire, which in turn saw itself as successor to
>> the Roman Empire of antiquity.
>> (scroll down to the end for the relevant bit)