Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Talking Mongoose Refused To Live As A Prisoner To Your Hidebound Taxonomy

"Gef—who spelled his name phonetically, 'because he didn't know how to spell,' Mr. Josiffe says—self-identified as a mongoose, but Mr. Josiffe has plenty of doubts. 'The whole thing about a talking mongoose is a red herring,' he says. Given the Irvings' descriptions, he says Gef was smaller than a mongoose, perhaps a weasel or a squirrel."

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This is the worst sort of clickbait.

@Gef the Talking Mongoose: It's nice to see you've overcome your preference for orality.

libmas (#231)

"Gef" as in "Gif" or "Gef" as in "Jif" or…?

@libmas : It's actually pronounced "eighth wonder of the world."

Alternate take : "you fat-headed gnome"

Moxie (#81,363)

Communism is a red herring.

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