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7. "RE: A few mecha related observations"
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   >>However, I'm afraid Ligers are quite real:
>
>I didn't dispute that. (So, for that matter, are cockerpoos, puggles,
>and zorses.) I'm merely noting that I wasn't aware it was a label for
>a real thing at the time I was considering which romanization to go
>with. And that, since it's a silly made-up term that's a little too
>precious (like many such words; see previous examples), knowing that
>now doesn't particularly make me want to change my mind. :)

Well, it's a 'silly made-up term' with enough usage over a long enough period, (it dates from at least the 1920s), that you can expect to find it in most decent English dictionaries. I also can't really think of a better term for that particular hybrid, given the constraint that it needs to be distinguished from tigon, (that's when the tiger is the father, they are much smaller than ligers).

The others don't have quite the pedigree, (zorse is about as old, but is much less common due to the rarity of zebroids in general and their lack of the "WOW! that's a big cat!" factor).

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   RE: A few mecha related observations Gryphonadmin May-24-14 1
      RE: A few mecha related observations GethN7 May-24-14 2
          RE: A few mecha related observations Terminus Est May-24-14 3
              RE: A few mecha related observations GethN7 May-25-14 5
                  RE: A few mecha related observations Gryphonadmin May-25-14 6
                     RE: A few mecha related observations rwpikul May-26-14 7
                          RE: A few mecha related observations Senji May-26-14 8
                              RE: A few mecha related observations rwpikul May-27-14 9
                                  RE: A few mecha related observations Gryphonadmin May-27-14 10
                                      RE: A few mecha related observations rwpikul May-27-14 12
                                          RE: A few mecha related observations Gryphonadmin May-27-14 13
                                  RE: A few mecha related observations laudre May-27-14 11
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