Re: NANFA-- Bad fish names

Rose Lawn Museum (
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 15:54:33 -0400

Aye, don't forget the Cotton Candiru!

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 02:35 PM 9/10/02 -0500, you wrote:
>By now most of you have seen the contest in American Currents, where you
create a common fish name which is so compelling that
>everybody will want to be sure it never goes extinct. Well, I thought I
would have more fun with BAD fish names - these fishes are
>surely marked for obliteration! Here are a few:
>Squalid Squawfish
>Leech Sucker
>Der Fuhrer's Fundulus
>Nagging Hagfish
>There are a couple more which I can't remember just now, but let's hear
from the rest of you on this important topic!
>Jackson, MS
>Life's a fish and then you fry.
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