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I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Dogs See Sharks In Color In Tornado

My younger son was acting goofy and so I joined in the fun. We were typing siLLy things for Google to search, and this one brought up an article about the Kennedy family, the infamous Massachusetts one. It seems they got in trouble with the Federal government for trying to save a sea turtle. THAT was the ONLY thing that Google returned in the search. BUT the neXt day when I tried it, it returned nothing. This proves that a Kennedy can deny the Internet. I have been trying my whole life (without knowing it) to find something to kinda rhyme with Kennedy and finaLLy found it, can deny, so YEA!!!) 

I found this link to the Kennedy's latest legal troubles: Free Sea Turtles 

I didn't get around to finding anything about dogs seeing in color.

I also noticed that Massachusetts is a state that sounds plural even though I am pretty sure its an old Indian name. So it made me want to check the other 49 states to see if they are plural-ish. Then I thought of Rhode Island's full legal name: 

     State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

So there is a plural. I didn't find any other states with pluralisms, but then I thought that maybe the state's name could mean something in another language that might be plural. For instance several states are Indian phrases. So I wiLL have to investigate that. Oh, I did find some plural territories:

     Northern Mariana Islands
     U.S. Virgin Islands


Texas - Caddo Indian word for "friends or allies"

(I haven't finished checking aLL the states yet)


Rob Z Tobor said...

Hello Mr ESB I have tried to Google

Do dogs See Sharks in Color (or Colour as I'm a Brit and we sort of spell stuff different over here)

Google has returned 3 840 000 possible sites but your post is at number two just behind Wikipedia using the American spelling of Color but at number four using the British spelling of colour as then both Yahoo Answers and Wiki Answers sneak in ahead.

I sometimes try and hunt or create the perfect googlewhack but it is harder than it looks.....

esbboston said...

Rob: Our state of Colorado means "the color red". So sliding the Brit version into place: Colourado

Question: Do you have a Brit version for the word 'red' that would interestingly replace the -ado part of Colorado? It was named The Color Red by Spanish eXplorers because of the color of the soil. But now with the prevalence of the marijuana sales, it should be green. But the state of Vermont probably means 'green mountains', so that nickname is taken. Perhaps 'West Vermont'(?) would be a good name, or Colourverde.

esbboston said...

Rob: That is strange - I am pretty sure I had already left you a comment thanking you for the word 'googlewhack' - hmmm, it must've got lost in cyberdom, sadly.

Badger said...

I must look up Indianapolis - I guess it is to do with Indians. No One really knows where 'Hoosier' came from

Pearl said...

I believe Minnesotas is Ojibwe for "Land of Enormous Mall".


esbboston said...

Badger: When I was a youngster I thought the -apolis part meant 'apples' or 'police'.

Pearl: Minneapolis used to mean mini-apples to me, but now it is simply Land of The Pearl.

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