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Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: lipskidder
Date: September 08, 2011 07:27PM
Are there any other animals that you can think of that you (or other people) tend to confuse when asked about? I am trying to think of examples to help show my kids before they get "the confusion" like their dad. smiling smiley
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: MEG
Date: September 08, 2011 07:33PM
Dolphin/porpoise (dolphins have curved dorsal fin and pronounced "beak", porpoised have triangular dorsal fin and no beak)
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: September 08, 2011 07:34PM
donkey - mule



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Spock
Date: September 08, 2011 07:36PM
Mac - Windows ?



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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: haikuman
Date: September 08, 2011 07:39PM
Butt - Head devil smiley



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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: September 08, 2011 07:39PM
Male-female-Chaz Bono?
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Manlove
Date: September 08, 2011 07:47PM
Bees-wasps-hornets.
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Manlove
Date: September 08, 2011 07:51PM
Just about all the salmonidae, which is a shame because the PNW is full of them.
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: September 08, 2011 07:54PM
Locust-Cicada



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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 08, 2011 08:28PM
Pacer-Trotter
Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred
Mutt-Mixed Breed



Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: September 08, 2011 09:00PM
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Spock
Mac - Windows ?

Yeah, so similar.
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: September 08, 2011 09:25PM
monkeys and apes
seals and sea lions
frogs and toads
turtles, tortoises, and terrapins
bugs and insects that aren't true bugs
insects and arthropods that aren't insects
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: Winston
Date: September 08, 2011 09:56PM
horses and zebras (and donkeys to add to MacArtist's suggestion)
various big cats (leopard and cheetah perhaps looking the most alike)
anteaters and aardvarks
ostriches and emus
moths and butterflies
wolves and dogs and coyotes and foxes
eagles and hawks and falcons (could also add ospreys and harriers)
goldfish and koi
ducks and geese and swans

if you are a seafood lover:
crawfish and lobster
oysters and clams and mussels and scallops (where did the Shell Oil shell come from?)
octopus and squid
sharks and rays
all sorts of fish

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Manlove
Bees-wasps-hornets.
and dirt daubers and yellow jackets (both technically types of wasps, but I think of them differently from "paper" wasps)

More obscure
porcupines and hedgehogs
koalas and pandas and bears
kangaroos and wallabies
moles and voles

And to keep it interesting
tadpoles and frogs

platypus and itself
[en.wikipedia.org]
The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate fraud.



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Be seeing you.



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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: haikuman
Date: September 08, 2011 10:04PM
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Winston
horses and zebras (and donkeys to add to MacArtist's suggestion)
various big cats (leopard and cheetah perhaps looking the most alike)
anteaters and aardvarks
ostriches and emus
moths and butterflies
wolves and dogs and coyotes
eagles and hawks and falcons (could also add ospreys and harriers)
goldfish and koi

if you are a seafood lover:
crawfish and lobster
oysters and clams and mussels and scallops (where did the Shell Oil shell come from?)
octopus and squid
sharks and rays
all sorts of fish

Quote
Manlove
Bees-wasps-hornets.
and dirt daubers and yellow jackets (both technically types of wasps, but I think of them differently from "paper" wasps)

And to keep it interesting
tadpoles and frogs


[www.logodesignlove.com]


Since first appearing in the early 1900s, the Shell logo has moved from a realistic rendering of a pecten, or scallop shell, to today’s bold shape with distinctive colours.

Both the word “Shell” and the Pecten symbol may have been suggested to Marcus Samuel and Company (original founders) by another interested party. A certain Mr Graham (of apparent Scottish origins) imported Samuel’s kerosene into India and sold it as ‘Graham’s Oil’. He became a director of The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, and there is some evidence that the Shell emblem was taken from his family coat of arms.

Shape and form between 1900 and 1930

It was around 1915 when the rendering allowed for easier reproduction, shown in the 1930s symbol above.

Colour brought in around 1915

[www.oldsydneysigns.com.au]

The Shell Oil Company has its roots in shells –
The scallop shell was later chosen to replace the
ornamental and collectable sea shells. Way back
pectin emblem because of it’s archetypal shape
in 1833, a trader maned Marcus Samuel opened
that was more easily reproduced and recognised.
a small shop in London dealing in antiques,
Following modern trends in graphic art, the
curios and sea shells. His shells were bought by
Shell logo has continually evolved over the
natural historians who were serious collectors,
years to become the concise, clean and stylised
1955 1961 1971
1995 1999
and were also sold to the Victorians who used them to decorate their jewel boxes and such.
design that it is today.

Shortly after his son joined the business Marcus Samuel travelled to the Caspian Sea coast in search of exotic shells, and there he recognised an opportunity for exporting oil to the Far East for use in lamps and cooking. The first special oil tanker had been commissioned by 1882,
We are not certain of the specific origin of the Shell colors red and yellow, but it is believed Samuel and Company first shipped kerosene to the Far East in red painted tin containers.
and within fifteen years the Shell company had merged with its Dutch rival to make one of the world’s first oil conglomerates.

Early last century when the Shell Company built new petrol filling stations in California there was much market competition. Bright colours were a means of providing Shell products with
1900 1904 1

Around the turn of last century a Pecten seashell had been chosen as their emblem, likely because each of Samuel’s tankers carrying kerosene to the Far East had been named after a different seashell. It is believed the name ‘Shell’ and Pecten symbol may have been suggested to Samuel and Co. by a man Mr Graham, who imported Samuel’s kerosene into India and sold it as ‘Graham’s Oil’. Mr Graham subscribed capital to the Shell Transport and Trading Company and became a director.
There is also evidence that the Pectin emblem was featured on Mr Graham’s Spanish ancestral family coat of arms.



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"






Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2011 10:11PM by haikuman.
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: lipskidder
Date: September 08, 2011 10:27PM
Love the lists! Thank you! Seems like we are thinking alike. I came up with a lot of these but just missed some of the obvious ones. Thanks!!
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: haikuman
Date: September 08, 2011 10:32PM
And do not forget ....devil smiley

Drone - <Insert future ex-best friends name>



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"


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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 08, 2011 10:59PM
Republican - Democrat

(Oh, yes I DID go there!)



It is what it is.
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Re: Alligator - Crocodile
Posted by: davester
Date: September 09, 2011 12:31AM
hookers - booze.

Wait, what was the question again?



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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