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Re: Periodontist by Tetra Grammaton on 1999-12-16 10:17:24
No, you see, it's the little joke, because to me 'periodontist' sounds like a kind of dinosaur... ha ha...
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|Re: Re: Periodontist by Amelia on 1999-12-16 23:14:33 | Reply to this|
OK, I'll buy that. That's from that osteocentric trend of naming dinosaurs after the few bones they managed to dig up. Which often misses the best feature of the finally assembled creature. I mean, dimetrodon has this huge bony sail rising up from its spine, which looks really, really cool, but it is named for having "two different sizes of teeth." Narrow-minded, that.
But I was looking at the false etymology of "period" + ontist.
Man, I guess it's really what they say about the lowest form of humor.