[Ads-l] Zby

Jeff Prucher 000000b93183dc86-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Jan 13 18:34:46 UTC 2015


On Monday, January 12, 2015 5:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:


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>Actually it wasn't.  There were other -sauruses to choose from, as I

>recall.  "Drunkasaurus" may have been one.

Probably one of these: http://www.saurusgang.com/index.html

They don't currently have a Newyorkasaurus, but according to their about page,
they had hundreds of these back in the day.

Jeff

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>On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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>> This can only have been a New Yorkuh magazine cartoon.
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>> Joel
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>> At 1/12/2015 10:47 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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>> >Atound 1987 or '88 my wife purchased an illustrated t-shirt inscribed
>> >"Newyorkasaurus."  It bore a cartoon of a sauropod egressing a taxi while
>> >loaded down with fancy shopping bags.
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>> >There was a printed definition too, though I can't remember much about it.
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>> >On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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>> > > Random thoughts --
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>> > > Pronunciation -- I think of Zippy/Zibby.  Both he and Zby atlanticus
>> > > are pinheads.
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>> > > Dinosaur naming -- There is a new eat-in/take-out place in Cambridge
>> > > called "Bagelsaurus" (successor to a weekly pop-up in
>> > > Brookline).   They serve a "t-rex" breakfast sandwich.  Will they be
>> > > sued by pre-established places called "Bagels Are Us"?  Or perhaps by
>> > > the nearby "Bagels By Us" of Arlington?
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>> > > Joel
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>> > > At 1/12/2015 07:36 AM, you wrote:
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>> > > >When I was a lad, dinos had normal and euphonious names like
>> Styracosaurus
>> > > >and Parasaurolophus.
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>> > > >Not any more:
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>> > > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zby
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>> > > >Isn't this the first example of the initial Polish "Zb" as New Latin,
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>> > > >hence, English? ("Zbigniew" doesn't count: it's still Polish.)
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>> > > >Unusually, Wiki doesn't recommend any pronunciation. Maybe it's not
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>> > > >to be pronounced, rather like the asterisk in the short-lived Shatner
>> > > >series, " * My Father Says."
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>> > > >JL
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