Re: NANFA-- PR-friendly common names

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 21:29:15 -0500

>From now on, maybe undescribed "cold and slimies" should be given "warm and
>fuzzy" or "patriotic" common names to serve as a form of public relations
>"protection." Disregard whether these names have any descriptive value
>whatsover. We're talking conservation here!
>Here's some suggestions:
>* teddy bear topminnow
>* Bambi madtom
>* cuddly sculpin
>* Valentine dace
>* Charlie Brown sucker
>* yankee doodle darter
>* charity shiner
>* hoosier chub
>* independence pupfish
>* volunteer firefighter minnow
>Can you think of others?
>Chris "Apple Pie" Scharpf
You didn't mention presidents--
Lincoln logperch
Washington's topminnow

or Confederate generals, a perennial favorite--
Stonewall shiner
Jeb's flagfish
Lee longear
Rosser darter
(Rosser was a Virginia cavalry brigadier...)

or even better, an Indian Confederate general--
Waite's bass

I think you're on to something, Chris!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, deep in the heart of the CSA

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