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Old 03-24-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Where did the word TAXIDERMY come from??

Any ideas the root of the word TAXIDERMY?? I have had a few folks ask and just wonder if any of y'all know just how this word was born, or the meaning of the word?
I will tell you later....
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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taxi = movement
derma = skin
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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Derm - Skin
Tax - Charge

Tax-i-derm-y - To charge for skin

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Old 03-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #4
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Quote:
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taxi = movement
derma = skin
Ok, maybe she is closer...
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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I just figured a taxi hit a deer and ripped the skin right off'n it. The triver stuffed it full of leaves so's the warden wouldn't cite him for taking the meat home....
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:02 PM   #6
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my guestimate based on latin verbage

taxonomy = classifiying living organisms

dermy = skin

hence the name "taxidermy" for preserving animal skins


just a WAG
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:05 PM   #7
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Your close Blake.

taxidermy
1820, from Gk. taxis "arrangement," from tassein "arrange" (see tactics) + derma "skin."
taxonomy
1828, from Fr. taxonomie (1813), introduced by Linnĉus and coined irregularly from Gk. taxis "arrangement" (see taxidermy) + -nomia "method," from -nomos "managing," from nemein "manage"
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #8
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Taxi is a Greek word meaning arrangement.
Derma is also of Greek origin meaning skin.


The word taxidermy derives from the Greek taxis, arrangement, and derma, skin; it denotes "the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect."

This was the first sight I came across with the Etymology
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I think Rose thought of that word after drinking some of that cheap whiskey he used to bring to PK.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:23 PM   #10
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Good, ol' Linnĉus. I remember him from college biology class.

He also devised the binomial nomenclature for classify plants and animals, like humans being called Homo sapiens.

Kinda 'neat' that the combined letters a&e print out.

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Taxi ... from the Yankee description of a yellow car to move people and their stuff from place to place

Dermy ... like the Kentucky, but a little different




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Taxi ... from the Yankee description of a yellow car to move people and their stuff from place to place

Dermy ... like the Kentucky, but a little different




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About as good as fishndud does at hog hunting!
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:06 PM   #13
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Quote:
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taxi = movement
derma = skin
this is what i thought, but camerons version makes alot of sence with the money and all.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:30 PM   #14
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Another fine example of the TBH brain trust at work!!
My version is TAXI is to pull into position, as to taxi an airplane. DERMI is as stated from dermis or skin.
Hence pull the skin into position.
And here I thought it meant SPEND MONEY??
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