'What are ear mites,' Alex.
You are correct, for two rabies shots, license tags and a whomping vet bill! (Well, for the value of 'whomping' comparative to my current cash un-flow)
Chupacabras Roam Allapattah! Photographic Proof!Click thumbnails to see larger image.
Exhibit 1: Larousse World Mythology
Chupacabra damage! And I thought the =mice= were bad.
Exhibit 2: the carton of boxes of greeting cards
Despite the steely look, that's just box cardboard inside. You can see a sample card on
the face of the carton to the right - my soror patruelis Irene's a photographer.
Exhibit 3: auburn Pia sheep
OK, so you expect this to happen to plush toys. But I liked the auburn one best!
You can see part of its ruined squeak just above the main 'wound', and a second tear to the right.
Poor sheep. [prepares sutures]
And, incidentally: Chupacabra picture update a bit early, Batch 11
, with maybe a thing or two to be added later.
Lastly, while trying to find the correct term for 'first cousin on my father's side', because Latin actually has a term that precise, I found the following tidbits for any family tree geeks out there:( Stirps Romana )
You can see where English loanwords like 'avuncular', 'consanguity' and 'nepotism' and suchlike come from; and the term used rather loosely by the last season of Earth: Final Conflict
I also found this excellent page from the U. of Manitoba, on Systematic Kinship Terminologies
, with clear graphics and good examples; and this interesting newsletter
which is apparently to help people build their own languages *blink*. A quote from the preface:
There is little awareness about model languages as a hobby; in fact, no one is quite sure what to call it, with Tolkien referring to it as private languages; and others calling it constructed languages or imaginary languages. I've chosen to call it model languages because models are not intended to be full-scale replicas, but miniaturized versions that provide the essence of something, even if certain details have to be skipped over; in the same way, no one can construct a complete language, but a model of a language can be very useful.
And now, because I have something trying to be a evil sick headache and I slept funny anyway, I'm gonna follow the dogs' examples and have a lie down.