Re: NANFA-- Fish Folklore/ language history

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 8 Nov 2001 11:17:38 -0600

> corruption of grindle but i always thought is was because when you caught
> one, it would grin at you with all those needle sharp teeth....

They do look like they are smiling. Probably to catch you off gaurd so they
can clamp down with their vise like jaws and teach you to leave them alone.
I think that is why the baby ones are so cute. They have a rounder head than
an adult does, but still are smiling. Almost look like smily faces.


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