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Re: New iguanodonts in PLoS ONE

David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:

>...and pronunciation, because Latin distinguished long and
> short consonants just like Italian still does... _anus_ and _annus_ weren't
> pronounced the same).

Yes, this came up in 1992, when Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain made
a public reference to her _annus horribilis_.   Comedians on both
sides of the pond blurred the distinction between _annus_ and _anus_,
leading to all manner of frivolity.