Smith and Dyar
gochfeld at eohsi.rutgers.edu
Wed Jun 16 07:23:36 EDT 1999
While we're on names, does anyone know the "real" story....
I read years ago that Dyar names a creature "corpulentis" after his
"enemy" John B. Smith who was of rotund dimension.
Smith is said to have responded by naming something "dyaria". I always
used this as an example, but recently read an article which said that
was not true.
I hate to lose a good story, particularly because Smith was quite a
legend around Rutgers, a mere century ago.
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