[LMB] OT: California drop bear - an invasive species?

Parish, James jparish at siue.edu
Tue Aug 13 15:19:16 BST 2019


Sharon Micenko:

And you thought it was only the animals in Australia that will kill you.

Marc Wilson:

All the animals, most of the birds and a startling percentage of the
flora.

Gwynne Powell:

You forgot the insects and the arachnids.

Batwrangler:

Insects and arachnids fall under "animals".

Me:

Under the technical, biological definition, yes. But under that 
definition, so do birds. I conclude that Marc was using the colloquial, 
rather than the technical, definition. (And yes, tomatoes are fruit 
under the botanical definition, but under the culinary - and the legal - 
definition, they are not fruit, but vegetables.)

Jim Parish

nit-picker's nit-picker



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