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I came across this update on a blog I'm subscribed to. The author works at Harvard and has done a lot of work with roaches. I found that, aside from the story being interesting, that he uses the word "Blattodeans" instead of cockroaches. I would assume this is because the second somebody reads the word "cockroach" their mind instantly shuts off to the idea of beauty, mystery, or wonder that an observation like this could instill, whereas "Blattodeans" leaves the reader wondering what sort of magical, exotic group of insects he could be talking about. :P



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He is such a cool guy. I like that terminology strategy too!

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