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Old 12-12-2018, 11:45 AM
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of Trash Pandas, Nope Ropes and the like

So I'm familiar with the amusing terms the kids use these days for identifying certain animals:
Raccoon = Trash Panda
Snake = Nope Rope
Ferret = cat snake


What other examples for animals can I use to appear hip and amusing?
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:52 AM
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Well, there is always the stingray, or, as it is called, “Majestic Sea Flap Flap”
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:55 AM
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I've seen various terms, all coming from some guy called Dave.

You can Google image search dave "names for animals"
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:06 PM
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Our raccoons aren't trash pandas. They seem pretty well-behaved in that regard. But we don't want them in the yard. We have a cat, and we don't want any altercations. The other night, Mrs. L.A. was relaxing on the deck when a raccoon came up very close. She held out her hand and made nice. The raccoon took off like a shot. When I'm on the deck and a raccoon comes by, I stand up quickly and make myself big and say, 'Get out of here! Ssssssssss! Sssssssss!' They just look at me as if I'm mental, and eventually trundle off. Maybe I should try 'making nice' to see if they depart as quickly as they did with Mrs. L.A.
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:07 PM
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Always liked the skunk "fart squirrel. "
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:14 PM
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And the squirrel is known as a "suburban rat"
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:16 PM
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In honor of our Canadian posters, a moose is a metric deer.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:03 PM
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Snakes are also "danger noodles", a term which can be applied to similarly shaped fictional threats, like reaper leviathans, as well.

Big cats sometimes get the appellation "murder kitty", but it's less common. It usually carries a connotation along the lines of, "It would kill and eat me, but I still want to pet it." An alternate form, "murder floof", often applies to cats, but can also apply to other fuzzy-furred predators. I've seen "murder puppy" for wolves, but it doesn't seem to have taken hold.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:10 PM
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And the squirrel is known as a "suburban rat"
And we often refer to pigeons as "flying rats", being about as ubiquitous in an urban environment.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:12 PM
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Tardigrade= water bear = moss piglet

And by the way, our new minor league baseball team will be called the Rocket City Trash Pandas. Here's their logo.

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Old 12-12-2018, 01:17 PM
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Nina de la Tierra/Child of the Earth = Jerusalem cricket
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:28 PM
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Otters are "Water Dachshunds".
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:29 PM
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And the squirrel is known as a "suburban rat"
I've heard "tree rats".

I was bitten by a raccoon when her children came up and ate out of the cat food bowl. The double take on one of the kittens was something to be seen.
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Squirrels are "tree rats".

Pigeons are "city chickens".
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Apparently, prairie dogs are also known as "sod poodles." I found this out when a new minor league team decided they needed a bizarre sounding name for marketing purposes.
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Beavers are vagina squirrels.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:34 PM
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In years past, the open landfills around here would be inhabited by hundreds of seagulls, leading to the nickname of "dump ducks"
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Apparently, prairie dogs are also known as "sod poodles." I found this out when a new minor league team decided they needed a bizarre sounding name for marketing purposes.
It has a different meaning in Britain.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:34 PM
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It's common for aficionados of the type to call pit bulls "pibbles." Some argue that this term is a ridiculously childish diminution of a dignified, even noble animal.

Having watched our Luna prance about, gently put her head into the arms of little children, or spin in place before doing thunderous zoomies around the room, I find "pibble" to be a perfectly descriptive term.

Judge for yourself whether this is a serious animal or not.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:37 PM
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Snake = Nope Rope
Unless it's a frendy snek that you can boop on the snoot.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:06 PM
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I don't think it's worked its way into that meme yet, but I fully support renaming the Canada Goose "cobra chicken."

and this is the perfect image for it.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:49 PM
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Not animal related, but the current joke with the little Torqueling and me is that there are two instrument types: flutes (which she plays) and trumpets.

French horns are bendy trumpets.
Trombones are slide trumpets.
Clarinets are wood trumpets.
Violins are string trumpets.
Drums are bang trumpets.
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:08 PM
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Dogs are doggos now, or goob bois. They have frens (not friends). They're heckin' cute. If you trick them you do a bamboozle.

I could go on. Instead I'm off to look at doggos.
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:17 PM
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In honor of our suburban gray deer infestation, boosted by both uncontrolled sprawl and our liberal use of greenbelts to collect water runoff, I've taken to calling them Greenbelt Rats.

But, holy hell, they're everywhere!
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:23 PM
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Animals of the World t-shirt. Including the formal chicken (penguin), and the murder log (alligator).
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:08 PM
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Camel = Sand Moose
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Here in Minnesota, Canadian geese are referred to as "gray ducks", usually when somebody bags one by mistake during duck season.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:10 PM
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Dogs are doggos now
In fact, virtually any animal can be a doggo, just by adding an adjective.

Otter? Water doggo.
Bunny? Hoppy doggo.
Horse? Big doggo.
Iguana? Scale doggo.

Pretty much anything that's neither hostile, nor actually a dog - weird doggo.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:39 PM
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I call deer, big rats with hooves.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:52 PM
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:24 PM
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I've heard ferret owners call them limousine cats. Sounds cooler.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:40 PM
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murder log (alligator).
I just pissed my pants a-laughin'.
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I've heard ferret owners call them limousine cats. Sounds cooler.
I've heard carpet sharks.

Also, furry slinkies, but that might be idiosyncratic.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:02 AM
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I apologize in advance for lowering the tone.

Seagull - Shitehawk
Dog - Shit machine

One in, one out, as it were.

Pleasingly, shite-hawk has a wikipedia entry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shite-hawk

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Tree = ground boner
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Tree = ground boner
Or All-Day Wood.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:45 AM
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On twitter, SUE the T. Rex calls herself a murderpigeon.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:10 AM
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Platypus - duck puppy
Kangaroo - tyrannosaurus deer
Ostrich - giraffe bird
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These are all so cute. I had no idea this was a "thing". I did hear a dj on the radio refer to a woman't nether regions as her "prison pocket" due to the drugs she smuggled into the jail. Definitely not the same ring as "majestic sea flap flap".
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:57 AM
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A few more good ones here:

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/better-names-for-things
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When I was in the Society for Creative Anachronism, one of our members was frequently tripped up trying to name the myriad of defensive projections on swords: quillons, crossguard, bell, basket hilt, guard, etc. Frustrated at being constantly corrected, he declared them all "HAND PROTECTORS" from now on.

For years our local chapter used the term HAND PROTECTORS (always spoken in a loud, pontificating voice) as a running gag.
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In fact, virtually any animal can be a doggo, just by adding an adjective.

Otter? Water doggo.
Bunny? Hoppy doggo.
Horse? Big doggo.
Iguana? Scale doggo.

Pretty much anything that's neither hostile, nor actually a dog - weird doggo.
Scale doggos are formally linzers. A pupper is a tiny li'l doggo. A doggo is a big ol' pupper. Some doggos are boofs, which are too big to be allowed. All are the goodest bois, except for the goodest girls.

Pretty simple, really.
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I don't think it's worked its way into that meme yet, but I fully support renaming the Canada Goose "cobra chicken."
Friendly amendment: "cobra turkey".
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We had a milksnake named Danger Noodle. He escaped his enclosure and presumably died. He was only a danger to himself.
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My personal faves are:
Duck Puppy = Platypus
Wizard Cow = Mountain Goat
Tiger Pony = Zebra
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Have we had the bin chicken yet?
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Are these modern day kennings?
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