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Brontomerus "Thunder Thighs" goes international



From: Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org

For a mock press release about Brontomerus in the style 
of a new Apple product:
http://www.asylum.co.uk/2011/02/23/annoucement-of-
thunderthighs-dinosaur-written-in-the-style-of/

Since the DML has an international group of members, as 
well as people around the world who check the Archives 
regularly, it might be fun to see how "Thunder Thighs' 
has been translated in global news stories. I don't know 
if some of the diacritical marks will work with different 
email software. In English the nickname "thunder thighs" 
has an alliteration and teasing meaning that can refer to 
size that is not necessarily muscular in nature so it may 
have not translate perfectly in its literal equivalent in 
another language. Here are a few just for fun, but for 
more, just query "Brontomerus" in Google News:

German: Donnerschenkel-Dinosaurier
http://newsticker.sueddeutsche.de/list/id/1115700

French: cuisses-tonnerre, cuisses de tonnerre
http://www.maxisciences.com/sauropode/cuisses-tonnerre-
une-nouvelle-espece-de-dinosaure-sauropode_art12721.html

Spanish: muslos de trueno, muslos de acero, muslos de 
hierro
http://elcomercio.pe/planeta/717948/noticia-descubren-
nueva-especie-dinosaurio-que-pateaba-sus-enemigos
http://www.lavanguardia.es/ciencia/20110223/54118661985/el
-brontomerus-un-nuevo-dinosaurio-dotado-de-muslos-de-
acero.html

Italian: cosce di tuono
http://www.corriere.it/scienze_e_tecnologie/11_febbraio_23
/dinosauro-super-zampe-tortora_977e1310-3f50-11e0-ad3f-
823f69a8e285.shtml

Portuguese: coxas-trovão [coxas-trovao], coxas torneadas
http://naturlink.sapo.pt/article.aspx?
menuid=20&cid=30974&bl=1

Chinese: 雷腿  "lei tui"
http://edu.sina.com.cn/en/2011-02-23/173859979.shtml

Bulgarian: Гръмовни
бедра [gramovni bedra]
http://news.ibox.bg/news/id_1597043013

Latvian:  perkūno ?launis [perkuno shlaunis]
http://www.alfa.lt/straipsnis/10615157/?
JAV.rasti.naujos.rusies.dinozauro.palaikai=2011-02-23_11-
23

Romanian: picioare grăsane [grasane]
http://www.realitatea.net/picioare-grasane-cel-mai-nou-
membru-al-familiei-dinozaurilor-descoperit-in-
sua_806374.html