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Offline Mince

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Pterodactyl
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:03:55 AM »
Do you know why there is a P in Pterodactyl?

Pter is latin for "wing" or "feather", as in helicopter.

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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 08:12:47 AM »
I thought he was your dad?
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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 08:18:09 AM »
My dad can't spell Pterodactyl.

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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 08:21:00 AM »
I thought PterODactyl was your Irish cousin.
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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 08:26:27 AM »
I thought you said you thought he was my dad?

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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 08:36:40 AM »
No, that was just Pter. I didn’t want to say his second name in case it’s the same as yours.
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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 08:37:18 AM »
Or I spelt it wrong.
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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 08:38:11 AM »
Actually, you might be right: I have seen him on several occasions stand and spontaneously spin his arms round at 4000 rpm.

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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 08:38:44 AM »
I thought you said you thought he was my dad?

That’s a double thought, by the way. Tut (did I spell that right?)!
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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 08:40:36 AM »
No, it should be "Ptut". It's a tut with a bit more spit.

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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 08:45:46 AM »
Ptit!
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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 08:47:51 AM »
I'm beginning to wonder whether the "p" in potato is meant to be silent.

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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 08:51:43 AM »
Or the “p” in rat.
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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 08:55:06 AM »
Careful, if you're unsure of your bad grammar, you parse!











Yes, the "p" is silent.

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Re: Pterodactyl
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 11:29:31 AM »