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

On 4/16/2012 11:51 AM, Robert Schenck wrote:

Could a Chinese paleontologist working in
North Dakota name a new find "totallyawesome dakotaensis"?

It is a type of eurocentrism, isn't it?

Totallyawsome dakotathing would not fly, but translated into a relatively obscure language it would make English-speakers think "Hey, that is almost as weird and opaque as Latin."

Just tack on a "saurus" or some such and everybody will think it is neat and scien-cy except maybe someone who speaks the obscure language.