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.
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.