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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sunday Rest. Word Not To Use Today: echidna.

Echidnas* are lovely.

They really are. (Do follow that link, you'll find the most gorgeous picture of a baby echidna.)

Oh, but what a name. Echidna. It's all lumpy and burpish.

And I, for one, shall be sticking with the much more informative and dignified Spiny Anteater.

So there.

Word Not To Use Today: echidna. Not only does this word sound horrible, it comes from the Latin word for viper.
And that's just not fair.

* Yes, all right, echidnae if you're feeling Latinate.

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