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Re: Feduccia (mis)quotes me and mentions the DML in his new book



well, I do make a point of talking about "extant dinosaurs" or "avian
dinosaurs" when talking to laypeople in the museum. ;)

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On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:
>> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
>> On Behalf Of Paul P
>>
>> Not terribly scientific, but some of Olson's comments are
>> pretty funny.
>>
>> I too experience a gag reflex whenever i hear birds referred
>> to as dinosaurs, even if birds really are descended from
>> dromaeosaurs (or whatever), which appears to be the case.
>> "Ooh, look at all the little dinosaurs out in the birdbath."
>
> But seriously, when do you ever hear that?
>
> Except when discussing the origins of birds or matter related to that, people 
> don't talk that way.
>
> It is probably about as common as saying:
>
> [when looking at kittens]: "What cute synapsids!"
>
> [when being chased by hornets]: "Gah! Ecdysozoans! Go away!!"
>
> [when sneezing because of pollen]: "Damn viridiphytes!"
>
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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>
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