Re: nicknames (Re: posting cables)

From: Howard Herman (
Date: 1999-08-18 13:37:44

Nicolas Welte wrote:
> Isn't a toad that frog-like creature, and the hard cased animal is
> rather called a turtle?

As a kid, I was told that you would get warts from handling toads,
whereas it was okay to touch frogs....

To this day, I do not know if this is so.

As to the hard cased animal in the fairy tale, I believe that refers to
the tortoise who had a race with the hare, and ultimately won because of
his persistence.

I think tortoises and turtles differ, but I am not sure of the
particulars.  Maybe tortoises are big and old turtles?

And, speaking of computer names, I wonder how many of us here have names
for our computers?

My computer is named Hal.  Not very original, but I like it.
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