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Posted: 26 March 2014 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]
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From Yahoo News

The report is actually from an AP reporter, Alicia Chang. It deals with the discovery of another dwarf planet at the edges of the solar system. (one was found a while back, now known as Sedna.)

Here’s the passage I want to draw attention to.

The latest discovery shows “Sedna is not a freak. We can have confidence that there is a new population to explore,” Yale University senior research scientist David Rabinowitz said in an email. He was one of Sedna’s founders, but had no role in the new find detailed in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature.

I hesitate before calling anything a howler these days but ‘one of Sedna’s founders’? Oh, caution to the winds, that’s a howler.

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Posted: 26 March 2014 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sedna was a goddess, and ‘e found ‘er.

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Posted: 26 March 2014 08:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It’s been fixed.

He was one of Sedna’s discoverers, but had no role in the new find detailed in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature.

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Posted: 27 March 2014 03:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The OED does have a sense of founder as the finder or discoverer of something (founder, n.4), but it has a single citation from the sixteenth century.

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Posted: 28 March 2014 02:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Dr. Techie - 26 March 2014 12:24 PM

Sedna was a goddess, and ‘e found ‘er.

I will say that Sedna is a godsend for those who like to compose palindromes

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