I Just Love That It's Called The "Mongolian Death Worm"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 09:53 PM

This is the kind of ridiculous pseudo-story that's fun to link to...if for no other reason than to talk about good name-construction. Specifically, what I'll call the Cryptozoological Name-Construction System.

Basically, it breaks down like this: (Semi-Remote Nation or Region) + (Seemingly Harmless Animal) + (The Word "Fanged" or "Blood" or "Man-Killer" or "Deathmonger").

Feel free to try it at home:

- "The North-Bolivian Fanged Rabbit"

- "The Lithuanian Blood Parrot"

- "The Nova Scotian Deathmonger Goose"

- "The Welsh Hooked-Claw Badger"

...feel free to submit your own, below! But be forewarned: You'll be hard-pressed to beat "The Lithuanian Blood Parrot". I'm proud of that one.

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