Sunday, June 22, 2014

Leucism in Cyanocitta cristata

I just saw a Blue jay with a white head in our front yard! It got chased out of the pine tree by another Blue jay. At first glance, it looked like a normal Blue jay, but then I got a clear view of it's head. That is called Partial Albinism, or since it's not truly albino, Leucism. Oh, and yes, I am completely lexiphanic, and lovin' it. And the Google Spellcheck thinks lexiphanic and Leucism are spelled wrong. And Time Lord. Which has absolutely nothing to do with Blue jays, Leucistic or not.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dove

Recently we found a nest in our yard with a dove sitting in it. Not too long after we found out that there was a chick! Oh, and translation for the last post: Ornithorynchus anatinus means platypus.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Scientific names.

My knowledge of scientific names has advanced severely since I first started creating mythical creatures. Back towards the beginning, I had two kinds of Werewolf, Selfus Doggard and Lunar Doggard. These days my scientific names are things like Chimaera gryphonus, Common Griffon, and Equus unicornis. Nowadays Werewolves would be Homo Lupus or something. And now, step by step, how to fix the Werewolf's scientific name.

  1. First of all, the genus should be the same. These are in different genuses, Selfus and Lunar. This is easily remedied by putting Doggard first. Now we have Doggard Selfus and Doggard Lunar.
  2. The species name (second one) should not be capitalized. Doggard selfus, Doggard lunar.
  3. Now to fix the suffixes. These are supposed to be Latin, so selfus becomes auto and lunar becomes luna. (Curse you, Google Translate's nontrustable Latin!)
  4. Genus. The genus would not be Doggard. It would be Canis. 
Result: Canis auto and Canis luna. Perfectly decent scientific names. If Werewolves were real.


Ornithorhynchus anatinus.


And with that, I'm off!


P.S. You get a translation next week.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

List of Funny Misspellings

When I'm writing, I sometimes misspell things quite hilariously. So, I decided to create a list of misspellings. Can be found here and here. Please note that not all are funny, as the name suggests. (Also, several are My Little Pony or Transformers based, comes from my fanfiction writing).

Kidtalk 2

My 6-Yo brother thinks "Effects" is "Affections". Completely different, but they do sound similar!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Word of the Day

I signed up for this word of the day email list called Word Wizard, but it gave me words I already knew, with the best so far being beseech. So me and Mom decided to do our own word of the day blog, except with better words than that. We call it... Lexiphanic.
It can be accessed at lexiphanicwords.blogspot.com. If you like it, please share it with your friends!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kidtalk

My two-year-old brother, Elijah, thinks peaceful means a complete puzzle, or, to match pieces of a puzzle.