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Thagomizer in the literature Re: Kentrosaurus defense (thagomizer) capabilities

On Sun, 26 Jun 2011, bh480@scn.org wrote:

From: Ben Creisler

In the new Palaeontologia Electronica

Heinrich Mallison (2011)
Defense capabilities of Kentrosaurus aethiopicus Hennig, 1915
Palaeontologia Electronica 14(2)
Stegosaurs were not built for rapid locomotion. Instead of fleeing from
predators, they probably used their spiked tails as 'thagomizers' for

Just curious, how prevalent and accepted is the use of this... "term"... ?