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Re: Lama haters unite

Poster: viking@groupz.net (Doug Munitz,Sven Olafssen,Maria Munitz)

>Poster: Dick Eney <dickeney@access.digex.net>
>On Sun, 15 Jun 1997 LWright740@aol.com wrote:
>> Poster: LWright740@aol.com
>> Once I was in a pasture, picking out the hoofs of a horse, and I was tackled
>> from behind by a lama.  I fended it off with a salt brick as it made
>> offensive sounds and spit at me.  I had been told that the lama was there,
>> but did not know it was inprinted on humans.  It seems that body slaming is
>> the standard way for a love struck male to "pick up" a female.  I was not
>> amused and neither was he when I beaned him in the head with the salt brick.
><Snip perfectly true statements about the behavior of llamas which do not
>at all apply to lamas.> 
>Please be more careful!  The point has already been made on this list that
>the name of the animal is the two-l word, llama.  To repeat: A lama
>(one-l) is respected clergy in my religion (Tibetan Buddhism). A llama
>(two-l) is an animal related to the camel.  Although it was obvious from
>the context of the article that the misspelling was unintentional, it was
>not at all obvious from the subject line, which made it sound as though
>the post was anti-Buddhist hate-spam and was thus an unexpected jolt to
>find in the email.  The consistent misspelling borders on the
>inadvertently offensive. It is as though the word shaman had been
>consistently misspelled as "Charmin'", the brand-name toilet paper,
>without any intentional comedy being involved.
>Normally I don't grouse about spelling, but this one hurt.  We now return
>you to your regularly scheduled discussion.
>=Tamar the Gypsy (sharing account dickeney@access.digex.net)
It might help to remember that the correct pronunciation of llama is
actually yama, the rule for 2 ll's together in Spanish.  Just like the real
pronunciation of Estrella is Es-tra-ya.
An Ex-Atenveldter
Lady G

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