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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:48 am

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Porridge » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:19 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:Mmmmm juslike, my first thought was bliksem, but that is not an animal... well not 4 legged one :wink:


My friend's Jack Russel's name is Bliksem, MM, (and he is one) so I think that's quite relevant :lol:
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:00 am

:lol:

Does Dinges also qualify as it is the name of my neighbours’ dog but the husband also comes when the wife call the dog I have noticed perhaps he (the husband) has a similar sounding name, but I guess Gjorgi want us to stick to animal names. Perhaps Muggie (insect) is another word.
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:03 am

I can also think of Aardvark and Aardwolf. :D
Grysbok, Rhebok and Hartebeest!
What about Springbok and Wildebeest.
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:32 pm

Gemsbok = Oryx, so no go.
Dassie = Hyrax, so no go.
Aardvark = Antbear, so no go.
Wildebeest = Gnu, so no go.

Sorry for being so pedantic :wall:

Just as well there is no Kaapsteker....... :wink:

How about alikreukel, tokoloshe.

Pity snotklap doesn't qualify.....
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Re: Keeping it Local

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Klipspringer
Steenbok

cant think of any more

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by hilda » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:38 pm

I can't think of anything to add at this moment .... I am laughing too much! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:14 pm

Interesting in that my Mammal book of Africa doesn't list the Ant Bear, only the Aardvark
and also the Wildebeest is listed as the Black and Blue and the Gnu as only the Brindled and White-tailed! :?
so I wonder what is actually correct for us here. :hmz:
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by NetEk » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:20 pm

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by pops » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:58 pm

Smithers' "Mammals of Southern Africa" lists antbear. So it must be OK.

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by forestgump » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:34 pm

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:59 pm

Elsa wrote:the Wildebeest is listed as the Black and Blue and the Gnu as only the Brindled and White-tailed! :?
so I wonder what is actually correct for us here. :hmz:


Names match as colour coded above. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by gjorgi » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:47 pm

Hahaha, did NOT expect this great reaction!! Keep them coming people!!! Guess we can go with plants as well?.....like Haak-en-Steek? Is that the bush's actualy name?

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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:05 am

Blinkblaar-wag-‘n-bietjie and
Bloublommetjie-Uintjie and
Voëltjie-kan-nie-sit-nie.
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Re: Keeping it Local

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:11 am

Waterblommetjies!
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