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Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential race

In my opinion, 'Brontosaurus' is more euphonious than 'Apatosaurus'. Fewer 
syllables, and it sounds more spectacular. I feel as if some paleontologists 
have trouble thinking before they come up with a memorable name for a 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Gilvary" <dinosaur@gilvary.net>
To: "DML List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:18:54 PM
Subject: Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential 

Now I have to weigh in here as a devoted amateur.

My favorite dinosaur, of all, saurischian or ornithischian, avian or 
non-avian, remains Brontosaurus. Yes, I am well read enough to recognize 
that name is no longer recognized. But in the consideration of emotional 
responses, i.e., "favorites," it's the Brontosaurus I saw pictured on 
the back of the cereal box, the Brontosaurus I saw in the How and Why 
Wonder Book of Dinosaurs, the Brontosaurus who stirred my imagination.

Bully for Brontosaurus! :)

And sauropods remain kewl.

Ar 4/14/2012 8:37 PM, scríobh Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.:
> On Sat, April 14, 2012 4:05 pm, Augusto Haro wrote:
>> Nobody admits that she/he is strongly influenced by the mass media and
>> that her/his favorite dinosaur is T. rex?
> Well, of course MINE is, too! But I only responded back when the initial
> "favorite sauropod" question had been asked; not the broader "favorite
> dinosaur" one.
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