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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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19 June 2015

Uncommon Commentary #462: UC #451 Follow-Up

Since I wrote UC #451, it has occurred to me that other designations could be applied to the woman presently known as Hillary [sic] (Rodham) Clinton.  For instance, according to my dictionary, the suffix “-ary” can mean “thing belonging to or connected with; esp., place of” or “person belonging to, connected with, or engaged in”.  Why not, then, alter her first name to Hellary?  Furthermore, since “dunghill” can mean “something (as a situation or condition) that is repulsive or degraded”, how about “Dunghillary”?  And because “Sodom” is defined as “a place notorious for vice or corruption”, may I suggest using that as her maiden name instead of Rodham? (Hopefully, there’s one thing that she’ll never be called: “the President”.)