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 Post subject: Family NickNames For Animals.
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:39 pm 
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Hi all,

Please post your family nicknames for animals, lets see what transpires and I will put together a list of Nicknames.

I will post the first two names,
Impala-Silly billy Imps
Elephants-Heffalumps

From Hugh and Eliz
Guinea Fowl-Grannies

From CC and Lockie
Yellow hornbills- "Heckle & Jeckle"

From Elsa;
Guinea Fowl-Drama Queens

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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My daughter calls the glossy starlings "Twinkles"......as in twinkle twinkle little star

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Ground Horn Bills - Granny Birds
Impala - Puppies
Vervet monkeys - perverts
Elephant - Nellies
Giraffe and zebra (if together) Gebra and Ziraffe
Der der der der derrrrrrrs - when something is seen and in the moment cannot think of the name
Hoepoes - clown birds
Dabchicks - Michael Schumacher

All animals collectively are called hannibubbles

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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guinea awfuls


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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Any herd of Buck - biltong on hoof
Crested Barbet- Liberachie ( I know the spelling is wrong but you know the pianist with a white piano !!)
Baboons are Wahooooos

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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When we see Lion, we always scream LERVEN (German for Lion), obviously not correct speliing- As the 1st time SO and I saw Lion together, there were German tourists in the vehicle next to us shouting the word out excitedly.
No disrespect intended
P.S. We are not German

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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yellow billed hornbill= Banana bird
nyala= ninjas

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Giraffe = dravers
Hornbill any variety = wannabe eagle

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Yellow Billed HornBill- Flying Banana
Red Billed Horn Bill- Flying Chili Pepper
Grey hornbill- Salt And Pepper

These are used by a lot of guides.

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Low flying Doves- Suicide Cases

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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We call a Yellow-billed hornbill "John Smith" not really, just substituring a man's name - Actually my SO's ex-boss' name 'cause he looks EXACTLY like a YBH

Don't need any court cases here, so names have been changed to protect the identity of the "writer"

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JJ- Ouch!

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elephant = jumbo lump
warthog = mini rhino
giraffe = graffee
impala = paallies

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Not exactly an animal and a bit off colour
but we call Ellie poo Tortoises!
one day we saw it in the road ahead and called out "Tortoises" only on closer inspection to see we were wrong.

Fortunately we don't do it the other way round, tortoises are still themselves.

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Impala = MacDonalds
Ellies = Hefalumps
Zebra = Donkeys in pjs
Guinea Fowl = Dom voels (stupid birds)
Leopard = Lazyhorse
Giraffe = Camel Horse

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