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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:30 am 
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Location: dreaming of the bush
guinea-fowl - spotted bush chickens
elephants - hephalumps (i see a lot of people calling them that)
giraffe - camel horse (direct translation from the afrikaans)

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Our home language is Afrikaans, so here are a couple we use (for our Afrikaans speaking forumites)

Yellow billed hornbill: Piesangneusvoël (Banana nose bird)
Impala: Rooi rok Bokkie ( buck with a red dress - after an Afrikaans song)
Giraffe: Langkeelperd (long throat horse - the Afrikaans for Giraffe is "kameelperd")
Guinea-fowl: sproethoender (chicken with freckles)

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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My son calls gnu Chinese buffalo because of a constant reference to gnu as buffs by some of those ppl.
Baboons are a corruption of their Afrikaans name, BobbyJane.

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Zebra = Ribbons
Giraffe = Grace
Male Impala = Ivan
Female Impala = Isobella

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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I like this thread!!

crocodile - crooked lizard
male kudu - buck with horns
waterbuck - dartboard
lilac breasted roller - daisy maloo in a tree
elephant - heffalump
ground hornbill - gooble gooble
warthog - aerial pig

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!
Some hilarious nicknames given here!

Yellow-Billed Hornbill----Mlao (pronounced ermlaow) ( have no idea how it got that name, but thats what we call it )
Kori Bustard----B@$t%rd$
Warthogs----Pumbaaz
Hyena----Heenaz
Buffalos----Buffs
Impala----Bok


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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Location: Boksburg
Girafe- Camel Horse
Warthogs- Pumbaa
Vulture- Ashbird (called so by Grand dad)
Ground hornbill- Knorvoel (My dad-harrys)

Well thats ours.

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Bookworm Your Grand dad probably said Ashbird , referring to Asvoel , but actually it would be Aasvoel , meaning carrion bird .- interesting .

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Impala - Weer bokke ( again buck just don't sound the same as in afrikaans)
Sandgrouse and Francolin - Chickens
Warthogs - Vrakkies ( pigs - but in afrikaans and the R must be after the V)

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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When we visited KNP way back when our kids were still kids , they looked at all the ellie dung , and immediately called it " baff " , referring to the sound it makes when hitting the ground . For a week long we kept on hearing from the backseat " baff , another baff " , " wow , look at that baff " .

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Location: Cumbria UK
Giraffe - tall blonds
Rhino - rhinopig
Guinea Fowl - German Army helmets
Leopard - spotty ones
Impala - impy lalas
Elephants - heffalumps
Buffalo - 1920s waiters/ Vinnie Jones
Hornbills - evil ones

I'm sure I'll remember more!

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Location: Africa
Impala's = Num Nums
Buffalo = Herbs & Spices
Grey Lourie = Kwe-kwe's
Duiker = nugget
Wild dog = Woofles
Wildebeests = Gnus
Crocodile = Crocodillia
any unidentified bird = LBJ (Little Brown Job)

I have had lots of fun reading the posts. Pleased my family is not the only one who sounds like a bunch of 3 year olds with a drivers licence!

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another 2
Ostriche - PikPik
Warthog - piggies

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All members of the cat family are kitties

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My granny, Now about 87 from Holland calls Zebras - Pjama paarden( PJ Horses)


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