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Unread 08-23-2018, 04:34 PM
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Jagyouars, igyouanas, and pengyouins are such beayoutiful creatyoures.
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Unread 08-23-2018, 06:09 PM
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Very good, Kevin

I would have liked to add to your witty list if I could, but it's midnight here and my brain is switching off now, as is my laptop, I've got a good excuse.

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Unread 08-25-2018, 11:42 AM
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I think it was Borges who told this joke:

Q: What do you say when you meet a puma in the jungle?
A: "Jaguar you?"
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En mi casa es así: xa.ˈɣwaɾ
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Unread 08-26-2018, 07:41 PM
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"Jaguar" made today's New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle - 15 down. This is becoming the Week of the Jaguar.
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Unread 08-27-2018, 12:52 AM
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Christopher Robin used to pronounce it "Jagular," apparently.
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Unread 08-27-2018, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Moonan View Post
In New England we call jaguars cougars. My brother-in-law has one. Actually both. (Bostonians say jagwah -- the "h" is silent).
"cougah" and "jagwah" up in my neck of the woods. Terminal r's are not our strong suit, but the h is not silent. Rhymes with "yogah"

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