[Ads-l] Zby

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 13 20:14:50 UTC 2015


Exactly right, Jeff.  It must have been summer '86 or '87.

No more Newyorkasaurus?

What were they thinking?

JL

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM, Jeff Prucher <
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> On Monday, January 12, 2015 5:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
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> >Actually it wasn't.  There were other -sauruses to choose from, as I
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> >recall.  "Drunkasaurus" may have been one.
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> Probably one of these: http://www.saurusgang.com/index.html
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> They don't currently have a Newyorkasaurus, but according to their about
> page,
> they had hundreds of these back in the day.
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> >JL
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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.
> >>
> >> 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.
> >> >
> >> >There was a printed definition too, though I can't remember much about
> it.
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> >> >JL
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> >> >On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net>
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> >> > > Random thoughts --
> >> > >
> >> > > Pronunciation -- I think of Zippy/Zibby.  Both he and Zby atlanticus
> >> > > are pinheads.
> >> > >
> >> > > 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?
> >> > >
> >> > > Joel
> >> > >
> >> > > 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.
> >> > > >
> >> > > >Not any more:
> >> > > >
> >> > > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zby
> >> > > >
> >> > > >Isn't this the first example of the initial Polish "Zb" as New
> Latin,
> >> and,
> >> > > >hence, English? ("Zbigniew" doesn't count: it's still Polish.)
> >> > > >
> >> > > >Unusually, Wiki doesn't recommend any pronunciation. Maybe it's not
> >> meant
> >> > > >to be pronounced, rather like the asterisk in the short-lived
> Shatner
> >> > > >series, " * My Father Says."
> >> > > >
> >> > > >JL
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