paleontologist love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is versed in paleontology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One versed in paleontology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who studies paleontology

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a specialist in paleontology


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  • This is the first big word I remember learning as a little kid.

    February 13, 2007

  • A young person of my acquaintance used this word frequently when she was about six years old. At dinner with friends--mostly adults except for this child--I was talking to someone else, but suddenly there was a noticeable silence to my left. I thought some awfully tactless thing must have come out of her mouth, but it turns out someone had asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, and she said "A paleontologist." The stunned silence was because none of the adults knew what a paleontologist is and didn't want to admit it in front of the six-year-old.

    February 18, 2007

  • I love this story.

    February 18, 2007

  • The Best Paleontologist Story Ever. :-)

    February 18, 2007

  • Unless you were in the South, where a paleontologist is considered a tool of Satan.

    February 18, 2007

  • At the time I was living in the South, actually, but the conversation took place elsewhere.

    February 19, 2007

  • I've always always wanted to be one but am not good enough at science. When I was little I learned how to spell it to impress adults and teachers.

    August 21, 2007

  • That's funny, karmic--I wanted to be an astronomer for many years, until I discovered that I needed to know a lot of math. ;-)

    August 21, 2007

  • Example.

    December 20, 2009