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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:27 pm 
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Male Lion - "Ou vuilbaard" (ol' dirty beard)
Warthog - "Vlak vlakkie" (my son could not say "varkie" when little) (vark = pig)
Warthog - "Ferrari"
Blue Wildebeest - "Blou-wille-boepens-bees" (wild blue big-bellied beast)
Zebra - "Abbey Roads" I'm a Beatle nut
Puff adder - "Poffie"
Baboon - "Sitbok" (Sitting buck)
Leopard - "Spikkels" (spots)
Bennievis - "Buffel" (a-la SO) ....


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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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When my daughters (now in their 20's) were little they used these names:

Warthogs waterdogs
Rhino rhinosaurus
Hippo hippothomas
Elephant heffalump
Wildebeest wild beast

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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For some strange reason we call Hadeda's - Lah Di Dahs

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Jungle Junkie wrote:
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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We are German, but don't worry we don't feel offended.
We can very well picture that situation...

Just love this thread.

Our name for
Crested Gunieafowls- Crazy Chickens
Whenever we see them they are running around like crazy,

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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yellow-billed hornbill - flying banana
red-billed hornbill - flying chilli pepper
impala (and most other wee antelope) - deer (my family are frequent knp visitors, we all know how bad this is....but it's a habit!)

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Location: In the heart of the Waterberg; Deep in Limpopo
Pale Chanting Goshawk - an enchanted one
Marabou Stork - Malibu Stork
Southern Carmine Bee-eater - Calamine Bee-eater
Impala - Spicy Biltong
Wildebeest - Wild Beasts
Giraffe - G. Raft

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Baboons - In-Law's

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Impalas -impalalalas :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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We call the hornbills Tittle-Tattles. In the quiet of the early morning they look just if they are spreading idle gossip and mischief across the veld.

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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When i was younger my friends, my sisters and I called the hyhenas - the hehe haha's

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Hippo - Chompies
Waterbuck - Gummy bears (because of heart shaped noses, too sweet!)
Elephant - Ry pappa, ry!
Lion/Leopard - Traffic jams
Baby blue wildbeest - little devils
Big BWB - Blou willies
Zebra - Ebony&Ivory
Giraffe - Twiggas (Swahili)

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Just caught up with this thread now. My family and friends are quite shocked when I manage to reverse the first letters of two worded animals name or if only a single name I reverse a middle letter.

Here goes:

Fork tailed Drongo - Dork failed Trongo
impala - pimala
warthog - hortwog
waterbuck - baughterwuck
leopard - peolard
cheetah - teechah
elephant - pheleant also "ponderous pachyderm"
lion - niol
buffalo - fubbalo
crocodile - drococile
pin tailed wydah - tin wailed pydah
kudu - duku
grey loerie - lay groerie
ground hornbill - hound gornbill
hippopotamus - pippohotamus.

Its good fun when going through the park and you try think up names like this.

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 Post subject: Re: Family NickNames For Animals.
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Here is another good thread

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My cousin saw her first zebra as a child and said it looked like a donkey wearing pajamas. That became Pajama Donkeys. The expression stuck ever since. I see there are other variations of this one used by others as well. :D
We started calling bats "muisvlerre" after the children's series "Liewe Heksie". I still do. :D


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