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Feb. 16th, 2004 | 01:31 am

Ocelots eat monkeys.

The word 'ocelot' comes from Nahuatl, a nifty language spoken by the Aztecs.
In Nahuatl there is no fixed difference between phrases or words, there are no infinitives, and no proper pronouns. There is no word for "I", instead one refers to himself as "my skin".

Nahuatl has been described as a language that is pure etymology. A Nahuatl word always consists of a prefix, then several root concepts, and a suffix. One can put as many root concepts, each one a syllable, as necessary, so some Nahuatl words are very long. It means also, that words can be created on the fly.   -- Wikipedia
(Q: How do you titillate an ocelot?   A: You oscillate its tit a lot.)

The first rule of the GCOC is 'NO OCELOTS'.

My posting this nonsense was inspired by random other people blogging about chipotle peppers.

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Chef Monkey

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from: chefmonkey
date: Feb. 16th, 2004 04:11 am (UTC)
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I am an ocelot.

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Triple Entendre

Fascinating.

from: triple_entendre
date: Feb. 16th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
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"I am an ocelot"

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