A common referent
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 93 17:10:30 PDT
Subject: A common referent
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Loren Carpenter)
Copied verbatim from a sign at the San Diego Zoo...
Brindled Wildebeest or Gnu
Connochaetes taurinus taurinus
An African folk story says the wildebeest was
created last, from leftover parts of other animals.
Today we'd say it looks like it was put together by
a committee. When bothered, gnus even act like a
committee. They seem to run in all directions at
once, thrashing their heads and tails wildly.
© 1993 Peter Langston