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#88094 - 11/30/02 01:47 AM Adjective for penguin  
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Is there an adjective for "penguin"? Since they belong to the family Spheniscidae, I coined "spheniscid" for an adjective. If there isn't already an adjectival form of penguin, would this be a reasonable term?


#88095 - 11/30/02 01:51 AM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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Never mind. It turns out I didn't invent a new word, but at least I guessed right.


#88096 - 11/30/02 08:37 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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Penguid rolls off the toungue more satisfyingly though - it's like languid, only... livelier and err... well, more penguid.


#88097 - 11/30/02 09:10 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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Interesting that "spheno-" refers to objects shaped like a wedge. I don't quite see penguins as
being shaped like wedges.


#88098 - 11/30/02 10:17 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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I see penguins as being wedge-shaped.


#88099 - 11/30/02 10:26 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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maybe more of a cone, but definitely bigger at the bottom than at the top!





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#88100 - 11/30/02 10:27 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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would a penguin who takes dictation be a sphenographer?



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#88101 - 11/30/02 10:39 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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Here is URL with pictures of penguins. They look like streamlined elongated footballs to me.
http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Penguins.html

#88102 - 11/30/02 10:46 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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Stick they bills underneath a tire--they make great chocks to stop a tractor trailer.

Et: Loved your sphenographer comment!


#88103 - 11/30/02 11:15 PM Wedge-shaped  
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Maybe it's the way they kinda toboggan down hills.


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