Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 13:19:02 EDT
From: Vicki Rosenzweig murphy!acmcr!vr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UUNET.UU.NET
Subject: new word?
I think this one is new: thagomizer. It's a semi-serious word for
the spikes on a stegosaur's tail. The paleontologists are using
it, either because they like the sound of it or because it's the
only word anyone has come up with. It's from a Gary Larson cartoon.
I've also seen "thagomizeriferous," meaning "having a thagomizer."
I doubt it's going to be used widely enough to be worth Word of
the Year status.
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