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Erskin Quint
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Posted: 13 Jan 11 21:08
Which do YOU go for?

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Q: Favourite Beasts
The Manatee
9%
The Dugong
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The Narwhal
45%
The Thomson's Gazelle
18%
The Pygmy Hippo
27%
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Posted: 13 Jan 11 22:01
I personally would have put Mermaid in the place of Thompson's Gazelle, to make the list more difficult, but since the narwhal is winning hands down, it goes to show that a narwhal is one amazing animal, mammal, sea creature, ???

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Posted: 13 Jan 11 23:17
Well I chose the pygmy hippo because they suffer from terrible sunburn only mus at factor 2000 will prevent it.
Poor things

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Posted: 13 Jan 11 23:18
I like the pygmy hippo.

But narwhals are this season's thing. Fashion must prevail in the world of bestial polls.

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Posted: 13 Jan 11 23:27
Red Polls aren't bad either they're cattle

Redpolls too they're birds (that boyds for the noo joyseyites)

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Posted: 14 Jan 11 02:16
Grendel, not sure what it looks like though, or smells.

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Posted: 14 Jan 11 09:07 - Edited By: Lynton, 14 Jan 11 09:22
A protagonist in Beowulf - Ancient Anglo Saxon pome.

The answer to how he smelt - well after a few days - phew!


I'd love to learn Old English there is something very powerful about it that requires it to be spoke with much beating of breasts and smacking of sword upon shield in fireight

leoman to leohte landbuendum
ond gefrætwade foldan sceatas
leomum ond leafum, lif eac gesceop
cynna gehwylcum þara ðe cwice hwyrfaþ.
Swa ða drihtguman dreamum lifdon
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eadiglice, oððæt an ongan
fyrene fremman feond on helle.
Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold,
fen ond fæsten; fifelcynnes eard
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wonsæli wer weardode hwile,
siþðan him scyppend forscrifen hæfde
in Caines cynne. þone cwealm gewræc
ece drihten, þæs þe he Abel slog;
ne gefeah he þære fæhðe, ac he hine feor forwræc,
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metod for þy mane, mancynne fram.
þanon untydras ealle onwocon,
eotenas ond ylfe ond orcneas,
swylce gigantas, þa wið gode wunnon
lange þrage; he him ðæs lean forgeald.






. ....He sang who knew
tales of the early time of man,
how the Almighty made the earth,
fairest fields enfolded by water,
set, triumphant, sun and moon
for a light to lighten the land-dwellers,
and braided bright the breast of earth
with limbs and leaves, made life for all
of mortal beings that breathe and move.
So lived the clansmen in cheer and revel
a winsome life, till one began
to fashion evils, that field of hell.
Grendel this monster grim was called,
march-riever mighty, in moorland living,
in fen and fastness; fief of the giants
the hapless wight a while had kept
since the Creator his exile doomed.
On kin of Cain was the killing avenged
by sovran God for slaughtered Abel.

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Posted: 14 Jan 11 20:50
Ah.
Is it Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Wreck of The Deutchland"?


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Posted: 14 Jan 11 21:29

I voted Pygmy Hippo although a Hippo Pygmy might be something completely different. Up in the tree with big ass showing. Wouldn't want to park you car under that.

Chupacabra not on the list this year?

Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me;
Other times I can barely see.
Lately it occurs to me, What a long, strange trip it's been.
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Posted: 14 Jan 11 22:01


I voted for the Wild Haggis ... a truly great animal which deserves to be on the list.

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Posted: 14 Jan 11 22:07
Now you people with your mythical creatures are just taking the mickey.

The key here is the mystical air of such beasts as the manatee or the narwhal.

You lower the tone.

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Posted: 14 Jan 11 22:09
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The Pygmy Hippo is surging, closing on erstwhile runaway leader the Narwhal.

What a contest!

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 00:12
Okapi definitely one for the list
AyeAye Madagascan mammal with a scottish/geordie accent
Kinkajou
Walleroo

One you missed completely Hippocampus (Or is it a place where you school horses?)

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 00:28
I believe I could have a good conversation with a manatee over port in the drawing room after a game of billiards.

Seems like it would have a balanced view of things, not just about politics, but matters of importance in general.

If not I am sure it would be a good listener which is noble trait in itself.


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Now you people with your mythical creatures are just taking the mickey.

The key here is the mystical air of such beasts as the manatee or the narwhal.

You lower the tone.


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Posted: 15 Jan 11 00:29
What you fail to appreciate is the fact that it's my list.

You want the hippocampus, you make up your own bleedin list of the stations of the bleedin brain parts.

Have you indeed read The Working Brain by A R Luria? 'Tis a classic of its ilk. From there you might no doubt glean a list of brain regions (though he eschews the notion of separate brain areas, preferring a solution involving interaction between virtual functional zones).

Just sayin'.



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Posted: 15 Jan 11 00:30
Ah, Victor, you remember the discourses of old, upon the subject of the mystical manatee, the cormorant, and their ilk.

Yes, you are one who sees it, indeed.


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I believe I could have a good conversation with a manatee over port in the drawing room after a game of billiards.

Seems like it would have a balanced view of things, not just about politics, but matters of importance in general.

If not I am sure it would be a good listener which is noble trait in itself.


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Now you people with your mythical creatures are just taking the mickey.

The key here is the mystical air of such beasts as the manatee or the narwhal.

You lower the tone.



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Posted: 15 Jan 11 00:34 - Edited By: victor nicholas, 15 Jan 11 01:55
When Margaret Thatcher said Gorbachev was "A Man I could do business with" she no doubt was influenced by his ersatz manatee appearance.

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 10:35
Ah yes, perhaps she was. Perhaps she was.

And no doubt he was influenced by her resemblance to a komodo dragon.

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 12:45
For shame EQ Hippocampuses are sea horses and fine beast they are too one having recently be found in the thames, the first for 200 years. It must have fallen off a boat.

Desperately trying to keep myself cheerful and can do without chiding and doubt concerning my zoological knowledge.

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 13:07
No offence, I'm just an ignorant brain specialist!


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For shame EQ Hippocampuses are sea horses and fine beast they are too one having recently be found in the thames, the first for 200 years. It must have fallen off a boat.

Desperately trying to keep myself cheerful and can do without chiding and doubt concerning my zoological knowledge.


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Posted: 15 Jan 11 13:15
Can I change my mind? I voted for Pygmy Hippo, which I still DO like, but then after that I found out that a narwhal is a real animal after googling it for 'Anagrams'...can I have narwhal as well??????


If not...I'll stick with the Pygmy Hippo, happy that I learned a 'real' new word yestrday.

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 13:25
Yes, you can vote as often as you like.

The Anochronic Simulator takes it all into account and allocates accordingly.

It's a wonderful tool, as far as allocating accordingly goes. Now that's not very far, I admit, but it'll do for now, until I become master of the multiverse.

So vote again, do. They're all real, you know.

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 14:38
Must admit sympathy for Thompson's Gazelle having seen the winner of a recent photography contest that showed the last moments of the beautiful beast at the mercy of two cheetahs

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Posted: 15 Jan 11 14:59
Lynton

The hippocampus may reside entirely in your mind.

You would have to have a rather large head however.


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For shame EQ Hippocampuses are sea horses and fine beast they are too one having recently be found in the thames, the first for 200 years. It must have fallen off a boat.

Desperately trying to keep myself cheerful and can do without chiding and doubt concerning my zoological knowledge.


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