Just double checking I spelled that correctly. After looking at panthers yesterday, I began thinking about other interesting animal names. One you might know is hippopotamus.
What do the Birdman of Alcatraz and Golf Have in Common?
See, I told you I’d have more amazing albatross facts for you.
What’s Good for the Goose…
…is good for the gander.
A gander of course, being a male goose. And what’s the term for a female goose?
A Parliament of Owls
While watching the news yesterday, I was suddenly struck with an epiphany about the etymology of the word parliament.
True Bug Waits
While checking that I knew what I was talking about when writing about the words venomous and poisonous, I came across an interesting term: true bug. Continue reading
Venomous or Poisonous?
Poisonous, definitely poisonous. That is, I’d much rather encounter a poisonous animal than a venomous one. Why? Let me explain…
On the Origin of Species
What’s the singular form of the word species? Let’s say for example, that I want to say the following:
There are many different species of snake around the world.
That’s OK, I’m referring to multiple species so of course it has to be plural. But what if I want to be more specific, and say something like: