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Ion Zone
576106.  Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:35 am Reply with quote

 
Ian Dunn
576318.  Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:05 pm Reply with quote

zomgmouse wrote:
Ion Zone wrote:
There is also Helvetica, a classic font.

A family friend who is a typographer, once started a campaign called "I Hate Helvetica" simply due to its overusage.
It is a classic font, and I personally am fond of Helvetica Condensed.


I do remember there was a radio announcer who read a letter from "Helvetica Bold", saying it was an unusual name and not knowning it was a font.

 
phildavo18
578573.  Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:17 am Reply with quote

HELP!!

or Hallelujah (spelt correctly!)

 
Williamandco.
593601.  Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:07 pm Reply with quote

Herpetology.

(Which, if you consider that many scientists now consider birds to be reptiles, should probably also include mammals IMHO, as they are believed evolved from a highly reptilian synapsid mammal, which is I think closer to diapsids (lizards, snakes, sphenodonts, birds and crocodiles) than anapsids (tortoises and shells)

Just my penny's worth (which works out as roughly 2 cents, so I maintain that it's as valid a figure of speech) on why I think it's interesting.

 
Sadurian Mike
593602.  Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:11 pm Reply with quote

If we are going to start classifying groups of creatures according to what they evolved from, them we might as well hand everything over to the microbiologists or even organic chemists.

Once the mammals and birds became distinct groups, they were no longer reptiles. Also, dinosaurs were not exactly reptiles, they were more a class all their own.

 
Ion Zone
593607.  Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:20 pm Reply with quote

There are plenty of animals where the phrase 'evolved from' becomes fairly abstract in its meaning.

 
Sadurian Mike
593619.  Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:32 pm Reply with quote

Sure, but they are usually categorised and known as such.

You wouldn't accidentally class a cow as a reptile.

 
Davini994
593659.  Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:10 pm Reply with quote

Or beavers as fish...

 
Sadurian Mike
593660.  Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:30 pm Reply with quote

Well that was only because C17th Canadian Roman Catholics liked munching on beaver.



What?

 
Posital
593670.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:36 am Reply with quote

haploid

 
soup
593716.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:04 am Reply with quote

Davini994 wrote:
Or beavers as fish...


I thought that was Capybara.

 
suze
593915.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:14 am Reply with quote

Both of the above, and goose as well.

QI forums, passim.

 
samivel
593937.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:29 am Reply with quote

And duck.

And anything that drinks water.

 
Jenny
594036.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:29 am Reply with quote

samivel wrote:

And anything that drinks water.


That could include people, couldn't it?

 
samivel
594047.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:56 am Reply with quote

Yep. Nasty Roman Catholic cannonballs.

:P

 

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