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John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does either phrase have a single word repeated twice?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

who's there?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lynne
Are there two creatures to be found? Yes
Do they both have misleading names? Not necessarily

John
Does either phrase have a single word repeated twice? No

Mosquito
knock knock..
who's there?
Amos ..
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Amos who?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Amos who?

A Mosquito!

:)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bombay duck?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bombay duck?
Bombay duck? Yes indeed!
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Bombay Duck is one "creatue" (the Indian one). What is the other and why an "identity issue" and why an "identity crisis"?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, the Bombay duck is a fish, and a fish that was called a duck might have an identity crisis, I guess.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, the Bombay duck is a fish, and a fish that was called a duck might have an identity crisis, I guess.
It certainly would and is that his only name that is in doubt?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Bombay duck is also called the bummalo, or the lizardfish. I suppose that either of those might cause it to wonder what it had done in a previous incarnation.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Bombay duck is also called the bummalo, or the lizardfish. I suppose that either of those might cause it to wonder what it had done in a previous incarnation. 5 bounus points for an even deeper answer than required - I was thinking of Mr. Duck's first name ...
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So there is such a thing as an underwater duck.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So there is such a thing as an underwater duck. Hence "duck diving". I guess the cormorant is pretty good - but is that a duck?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, Bombay is of course no longer called Bombay but Mumbai, though its former name is retained for many non-official purposes. This inspired one of the more literate of the species to pen the following lament:

Am I bummalo? Am I a lizard?
Or a duck with a beak and a gizzard?
Is what falls from the sky
In Bombay - or Mumbai -
A tropical storm or a blizzard?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now that's just my kind of "poetry"!
And I think I rather like the name "Bummalo". You can just imagine the pager at a Dinner party at Claridges .. "Betrand Bummalo from Bombay!"


Of course, you are right. The Bombay Duck (whose name I am also fond of, finds himself with an identlty crisis becasue both his first and second name is in question. Firstly he is a fish and not a duck and secondly he may have to change his first name to Mumbai! Somehow the Mumbai Fish does not have quite the same ring.

Now how about his other oriental relative (who has a issue rather than a crisis)?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beijing duck?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beijing duck? That's the one - full marks!

Care to do the honours?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 12:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Beijing" has gradually replaced the older Westernization "Peking" as the name of the capital of China ("Beijing" means "northern capital" in Chinese). But "Peking duck" has not been displaced by "Beijing duck on Chinese restaurant menus in the West.

One imagines, therefore, that a cosmopolitan Chinese duck might not know what it is called, just as a bummalo might wonder why it is called a duck at all. Of course, as Simon points out, the poor lizardfish has other problems of identity with which to contend.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks David - I'll put the finishing polish on tomorrow.
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 6:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice joke
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

****************** SPOILER ******************

In China they could have an identity issue but in India they surely have an identity crisis!

In China, "they" = Peking Ducks. As the Chinese characters that form the word "Peking" are now thought to be more accurately rendered as Beijing, the city is now officially called Beijing. This leaves the Peking Duck with an identity issue. Should the menu now read "Beijing Duck"?

In India, "they" = Bombay Ducks. Not only has the name of the Indian city changed from Bombay to Mumbai but the Bombay Duck is not even a duck - it's a fish. Suerly this leaves the poor old Bombay Duck with a dilemma or even an indentity crisis!


An aside: Apparently I've been mispronouncing Beijing for years - specifically the sound of the "j". I have always used the soft pronounciation of J like in the French word "jour" and the word "beige", like beige-ing. However the "j" should be pronounced as it is in "jing", like in jingle bells. Well there's a bit of trivia for us all.
Beth Downham (Bethy)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 6:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

very nice :D
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nepotism invades the LTPF :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Evidently so, and you even noticed it before I did!

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