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February 11, 2009

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DaffodilPlanter

And now I will be happy every time it snows in Nevada County--a reminder that the giant snakes won't want to live here!

marjorie

the New York Times sees the snake as half-empty and the Los Angeles Times sees it as half-full!

Susan McCarthy

I feel that we are all safest from giant snakes when standing in snowdrifts.

kate

> We know where it slept – wherever it wanted to

rim shot! you are killing me!

You are also killing me in another way because I am sure this snake will visit my dreams. Jeeeeez.

kate

> We know where it slept – wherever it wanted to

rim shot! you are killing me!

You are also killing me in another way because I am sure this snake will visit my dreams. Jeeeeez.

Susan McCarthy

Next time you have that dream, point Titanoboa to a nice toasty crocodile and I am sure it will leave you alone. Especially if you are sleeping in a snowdrift.

Ecrane

I want to shout "Titanoboa!" but I am afraid of embarrassing myself with the pronunciation. On which syllable is the stress? tie-tan-OH-boh-uh? tie-tan-oh-BOH-uh? It's keeping me awake nights.

Susan McCarthy

I take the view, based on zero evidence, that it is tie-TAN-oh-BOH-uh with the stress on TAN slightly heavier than the stress on BOH. And so far no Latinists have appeared to correct me.

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