[meteorite-list] Invented words

From: almitt2 at localnet.com <almitt2_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 20:22:02 -0400
Message-ID: <20160511202202.z0zre3jsf6ccw8wc_at_webmail.localnet.com>


I've had fun reading this discussion but a good one none the less. When
I joined this list (shortly after it's creation) we had a discussion on
fireballs and bolides. With all of the discussion, members couldn't
agree on those terms of use. I then realized if we couldn't come to
grips with what I thought a simple term, we were in trouble with the
really complicated ideas.

Of course everyone knows that a bolide is a fireball that breaks apart ;-)


--AL Mitterling
Mitterling Meteorites

(27 1/2 years selling meteorites!)

Quoting Paul Swartz via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>:

> "Regmagyps" are the fingerprint-like depressions on a fake meteorite :)
> Paul Swartz
>> From: Bigjohn Shea (bigjohnshea at mail.com)
>> Starting to wander off topic...
>> Unless we want to continue inventing more words that are related to
>> meteoritics?
>> I propose we start simplifying "regmaglypts" to "remagyps" until it
>> catches on.
Received on Wed 11 May 2016 08:22:02 PM PDT

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