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#25033 - 03/27/01 11:13 PM pet names revisited  

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i got two of the most adorable little creatures today for my sons' room; they are baby green tree frogs (though i'm not yet sure which kind they are). they are bright green, about the size of my thumb (but their hind legs are about 3 inches long) and when they are held they look around for a surface within 3 feet or so then they spring out of your hand and stick to whatever they touch, which promises to provide endless amusement.

can anyone suggest some clever names?? i asked the kids to do it, but they want to call them both 'froggy'. i was hoping for something a bit more imaginative, and what better group to ask than this motley crew of word lovers??

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#25034 - 03/28/01 12:11 AM Re: pet names revisited  
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How about Sticky and Wicket?


#25035 - 03/28/01 12:18 AM Re: pet names revisited  
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I know what kids usually like:
hoppy and toad;
froggy and jumper;
jack and jill (my son's suggestion)--
sorry have to go he has to do homework.


#25036 - 03/28/01 01:17 PM Re: pet names revisited  
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The obvious choice is Hyla

...and how about tsuwm? And when you figure out how to pronounce it, tell me!


#25037 - 03/28/01 04:14 PM Re: pet names revisited ("moniqwartology")  
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As to pet names, I'll have to think--how about toe'dtoad?

and how about tsuwm? And when you figure out how to pronounce it, tell me!

I was saving this for his anniversary in May, but what the heck:

"Tsuwm was, z.B.? Zum Wohl? Zum Beispiel?"

and May your days be pleasant ones.

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#25038 - 03/28/01 05:06 PM Re: pet names revisited  

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The obvious choice is Hyla

Yeah, well i've been calling the friendly one "Hyla" and the shy one "Cinerea", but the kids don't like either name (sorry, Chris! )

Rapunzel, i *love* your suggestion of Sticky and Wicket; Jackie, my kids favor your (and your son's) suggestions.

Since i didn't bother naming my third child until he was 3 days old (!), i'm not going to sweat it if these little guys have to be nameless for a few days until we find something that sticks (teehee). so keep those suggestions coming

oh, and fiberbabe, as for tsuwm, my head always pronounces it the same as the "tsu" part of tsunami, or "tsoom". (is this a YART?)

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#25039 - 03/28/01 05:13 PM Re: Sticky and Wicket  
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You don't get to use these names unless you know what a sticky wicket is.

Hint: It generally favors the bowler.


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pray, tell, Faldage! Googlizing the term results only in a few random cricket (i assume it's the game, not the critter) references, and though i suppose ICLIU with a bit more effort, i'm betting you can provide lucidity with relative ease.


#25041 - 03/28/01 05:43 PM Re: tsuwm  
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Is this a YART? Oh, probably. Just never got around to looking it up, and always felt too humble in his Pooh-bah presence to ask him myself. I've always internally pronounced it as "tsoooom" also - a little more "oo" to account for the W, but.

Hysterical. Aenigma thinks "tsoooom" is supposed to be Tsunematsu.


#25042 - 03/28/01 05:48 PM Re: tsuwm  
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Aenigma thinks "tsoooom" is supposed to be Tsunematsu.

Tsunematsu? What's Tsunami then?

It's got Tsunematsu and it doesn't have tsunami??? What the bleep kind of spell checker is it, anyway?


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