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strev commented on the word flying lemurs
I wonder if they know the Wallendas?
April 12, 2009
frindley commented on the word flying lemurs
Reminds me of the english horn: neither English nor a horn.
Of course, it was wrong-headed to attempt to translate the original name (cor anglais) in the first place, since that's an example of Franglais, most likely meaning angled "horn".
May 4, 2008
Prolagus commented on the word flying lemurs
Colugos are also called ‘flying lemurs’, but - as Simpson aptly noted* - they “are not lemurs and cannot fly�?.
(Robert D. Martin)
(* Simpson GG (1945): The principles of classification and a classification of mammals. Bull Am Mus Nat Hist 85:1-350.)
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