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In the Old World, there were several grains. Seed heads that grew on the end of a long stalk of grass. It didn't matter whether they spoke of wheat, rye, rice or barley. They called it all CORN.

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In the New World there was no wheat/rye/rice or barley, but there was a seed head that grew on the end of a long stalk of grass. So the settlers called it CORN. We still do.

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In the Old World there was a small hairy animal with a strong musky smell. They called it a POLECAT.

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In the New World there was no such animal, but there was a similar small hairy animal with a strong musky smell. So the settlers called it a POLECAT. Many people still do.

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In the Old World there was a large deer with huge palmate antlers. They called it an ELK.

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In the New World settlers did not find such a deer, but they fid find another large deer with huge antlers, so they called it an ELK. We still do.

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But you know, maize is not corn. A skunk is not a pokecat. A wapiti is not an elk.  80 or 90 percent of the people in this country call them that, though, and no one gets upset.

 

So why is it that if I call tatanka a buffalo I will be immediately informed that it is not a BUFFALO, it is a BISON?

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So if a guy rides a Buffalo, he's really riding a Bison?  Guy on a Bison just doesn't sing right...

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PS.  Don't click if you don't want this silliness stuck in your head for hours.  :P

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Buffalo Bison Cody:  doesn't ring.

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Maybe that's what happened with this knot-head kid:  *8-| rolling eyes

 

Colorado Teen Fined $20k For Shooting Moose while Elk Hunting

 

He said the moose was too far away to clearly identify.  Sheesh...!   *#-o d'oh!

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45 minutes ago, Red Eye Jim said:

So if a guy rides a Buffalo, he's really riding a Bison?  Guy on a Bison just doesn't sing right...

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PS.  Don't click if you don't want this silliness stuck in your head for hours.  :P

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And if he gets cold and hungry he can shoot it and skin it and have food and a coat.

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