Quote: "[Tiktaalik is] both fish and tetrapod, which we sometimes call a fishapod." Neil Shubin, evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago, in the New York Times.
Figure of Speech: neologism (NEE-o-lo-gism), the brand new word.
Sorry, creationists. Scientists have discovered the missing link between fish and land creatures.
Actually, it looks like the missing link between a crocodile and Bruce the Shark. But biologists are especially excited about the creature’s front fins, which contain the rudimentary limbs of a tetrapod ("four-footed"). Hence "fishapod," which may make Linnaeus turn in his grave but seems apt for such a combo-creature.
Language snobs often object to the neologism ("new word"), which makes this newborn term all the more attractive.
Snappy Answer: "That makes you a fishapodiatrist."