Dinosaurs Don't Suck
Dinosaurs Don't Suck
Posted: 24th August 2007
Almost everyday, one of things that I like to do is go to Google news and do a search for "dinosaur" to see what's going on in the world of dinosaurs, and everyday the same thing happens: half the stories aren't actually about dinosaurs.
The reason? The word "dinosaur" is used (I should say over used) as a synonym for out-of-date, obsolete, impractical, or sometimes ridiculously large. Here's a few examples that came up in today's google search:
The question is why do journalists, or more particularly headline writers, love to use the word "dinosaur" in this sense? I suppose you could argue that kind of definition of "dinosaur" does actually appear in the dictionary [see definition 3], but let's face it: it's a cliche, and it doesn't reflect our modern knowledge about the nature of dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs were not impractical. Dinosaurs are not obsolete. And dinosaurs are not out of date. In short, they don't suck.
Here a few of the reasons why:
1 There are some beatiful sketches of dinosaur teeth in "The Dinosaur Heresies" by Robert T. Bakker.
2 I'll refer you to "The Dinosaur Heresies" again.
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