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



> 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!"

In fact, I use this occasionally to startle people.

[when returning from a night of clubbing]: "Ah, what a ride! Coming home while 
the dinosaurs are already up and singing in the trees!"