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bobwilson
689063.  Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:56 pm Reply with quote

I'm sure we're all familiar with the spurious story of Kangaroo meaning "I don't know" but ........(this is from the Penguin English Dictionary - so it might be those pesky penguins from Aardvark but......)

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Indri - large Madagascan lemur

Word history

French indri from Malagasy indry "Look!". It is reported, apparently reliably, that this name arose from a misapprehension by the French naturalist Pierre Sonnerat, who visited Madagascar in the 1780s. When the animal came into sight Sonnerat's Malagasy escorts cried "indry" which he mistook for the name of the animal. The true Malagasy name is babakoto.

 
'yorz
714135.  Sun May 30, 2010 9:44 am Reply with quote

Why the Brontosaurus actually was an Apatosaurus.

 
mckeonj
714174.  Sun May 30, 2010 11:35 am Reply with quote

What was the Brontosaurus called when it was alive?

 
'yorz
714177.  Sun May 30, 2010 11:47 am Reply with quote

Smelly Feet?

 
Ameena
714194.  Sun May 30, 2010 1:15 pm Reply with quote

I'd heard that the "Brontosaurus" skeleton was actually a Diplodocus skeleton but with a Brachiosaur's skull.

 
Jenny
718103.  Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:17 pm Reply with quote

I'm moving this to the new I series folder.

 
RLDavies
718274.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:46 am Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
What was the Brontosaurus called when it was alive?

Grrrraaahhhhwwwr.

 
Sadurian Mike
718494.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:25 pm Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
What was the Brontosaurus called when it was alive?

George.

 
Sadurian Mike
718499.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:30 pm Reply with quote

Ameena wrote:
I'd heard that the "Brontosaurus" skeleton was actually a Diplodocus skeleton but with a Brachiosaur's skull.

A Camarasaurus skull, actually, similar to Brachiosaurus's skull in general appearance but smaller. I don't recall anything about Diplodocus getting in on the act, though.

 
'yorz
718612.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:08 pm Reply with quote

So you nodded off halfway?

 
bobwilson
718672.  Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:01 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
I'm moving this to the new I series folder.


If this causes me to get a "shout out" then I'll never forgive you Jenny

 
Jenny
718920.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:05 pm Reply with quote

bobwilson wrote:
If this causes me to get a shout-out I'll never forgive you Jenny


It will be a burden to my soul, but I'll bear it :-)

 
Jenny
718921.  Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:05 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
bobwilson wrote:
If this causes me to get a "shout-out" I'll never forgive you Jenny


It will be a burden to my soul, but I'll bear it :-)

 

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