Lesser Spotted Animals

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 04:49 pm
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Recently picked up at the library, a really fun book Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You've Never Heard Of by Martin Brown.

I particularly liked the bit on the Sand Cat (and there's an illustration of one in a t-shirt that reads I HEART SAND). The sentence "This animal is very psammophilic (sand-loving)." had me thinking of Five Children and It.
"You don't know?" it said. "Well, I knew the world had changed—but—well, really—Do you mean to tell me seriously you don't know a Psammead when you see one?"

"A Sammyadd? That's Greek to me."

"So it is to everyone," said the creature sharply. "Well, in plain English, then, a Sand-fairy.

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Date: August 3rd, 2017 09:36 am (UTC)
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blow me, I never knew Psammead actually meant something!

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Date: August 4th, 2017 09:20 am (UTC)
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Probably means 'of the sand' or something like that. ead, not mead would be my guess.

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