(urth) Grand Unified Theory
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Thu Sep 2 05:17:54 PDT 2010
>James Wynn- Xiphias, Pike, Fish
Ah, thanks James. You got me to look up xiphias. Swordfish genus! Nice.
Don't forget to include Remora in your piscine collection.
I had always assumed xiphias refered to the xiphoid (Gr.swordlike) process
at the bottom of the sternum or gladiolus (L. sword) bone. They always teach
you in CPR class to be careful of the xiphoid process.
> Those idiots make me laugh. The way they ascribe clues in a Wolfe
> novel from the names of people and things. What possible evidence does
> anyone have for that? I certainly don't see it.
The Latin verb "inire" in its sexual penetration meaning, gave rise to the
Roman god name Inuus. Inuus is an older species name, used by Darwin
and Linnaeus, for the tail-less Barbary macaque monkey.
But now you tell me that names have no meaning in Wolfe's work. What a waste
of time it was for me to have found the monkey-inire connection. Crap.
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