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Old 12-05-02, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul-2002
Location: Ontario Cda
Posts: 3,234
After abbreviations comes pronunciation

I've learned a lot of the latin names for snakes, but be darned if I would dare to say them. Took me long enough to learn the gecko and frog names, but these snake monikers are real nightmares.

How about a quick lesson in snake terminology.

e.g. Elaphe ..... rhymes with..... ee-laf? ee-laff-ee? elephant?

Not that there's a need for all the latin names, but the most common ones, just so I can open my mouth in public and know I'll be understood.

And if Santa is listening, maybe he could bring someone a few hours of time for Christmas - so he/she/they can make up a list of latin herp names - could be the first place with 'Herp Name Pronunciation for Dummies'.
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