I’m back! Um… let’s leave it at that. I’ll just let all you faithful readers assume technical difficulties instead of technical laziness.
So… I’ve had names on my mind a lot lately, and, although there are no X names on our short list, I’ve come across quite a few. I figured that all those little Xaviers and, um, Xenas out there really needed something to relate to other than x-rays and xylophones. Doodle has a placemat with an entire animal alphabet on it, and what is the animal for x? An x-ray fish! What? Lame (no offense meant towards x-ray fish or lovers of said fish). Anyway, for obvious reasons, x should always stand for Xenopus! Coolest. Frog. Ever. I actually have a Xenopus. Believe it or not, my dad brought him home, as a tadpole, when I was five. This is a very old frog. I named him Astro.
In honour of Fathers’ Day, I offer you another D&H PSA. You know when you go to the zoo/farm/wherever and hear parents imparting false information to their kids in the manner of experts? Yeah, I hate that. Fortunately, I didn’t have to deal with that as a kid, and I really try not to be that parent. Just admit you don’t know, people. Then look it up.
Coming soon: turtle vs. tortoise, salamander vs. lizard, alligator vs. crocodile, and, my favourite, monkey vs. ape.