Saturday, 18 August 2018

Genesis

GENESIS Chapter 2 Verse 18-19

God took some soil from the ground and made the birds and animals and brought them to Adam so he can name them.

At first, Adam was very hesitant, and as each animal passed in front of him he mumbled monosyllables: "Ant, bee, cat, dog, cow, pig ..." and so on.

In time, he became more adventurous and used longer words, "giraffe, horse, llama, tiger, panther, zebra ..." and so on.

But there were many animals and birds, not to mention all the fishes in the sea, still to be named. So Adam grew tired and he could hardly keep his eyes open. When the next animal walked by him he said "Hippopotamus amphibius or Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis depending on the size of the animal."

At which point God hit Adam on the head with a dead bat and said "Don't be too clever, lad!"

And that's how we got the word Hippopotamus.

Make sure you spell it correctly.

And don't abbreviate it to Hippo. For Adam's sake!

18 comments:

  1. A llama! I love them. Did you know they can fight off a mountain lion?

    (Thanks, Adam, btw. Hehehhe!)

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    1. They probably spit in the lion's eye! They were left to roam free in the zoo where I took that photo.

      God bless.

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  2. I believe that llama is looking down at you trying to figure out what is that little man doing. LOL :)

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    1. Exactly Bill. It was an open area, fenced off so he could not escape, with a hill leading up to a railway line in the background. When we approached he ran up the hill and looked down at us.

      God bless.

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  3. He looks like he's considering some target practice. Glad you were out of his line of fire.
    Great post, Victor!

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    1. Yes, he does look menacing.

      God bless you, Chris.

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  4. Good to know how the animals got their names Victor.
    Love the llama photo. He seems to be daring you to climb the hill and join him :)

    Blessings

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    1. Indeed Jan. He was obviously defending his territory. Beautiful creature.

      God bless you, my friend.

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  5. LOL! Thanks for the chuckle, Victor.
    Blessings!

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    1. It's good to chuckle ... at least once a day.

      God bless you, Martha.

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  6. Now I'm athinking you should have your own radio show on Sunday mornings. Let's just skip Sunday School and cut to the chase … LOL!

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    1. Hi Mevely,

      I did have (several) radio shows years ago. Some Christian based, some comedy based. Perhaps I'll post a short segment here sometime.

      God bless you and thanx for your confidence in me.

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  7. : ) Just getting caught up with all the posts of missed during moving. Nice to be back!!

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  8. Glad to see you back visiting us, Happyone.

    God bless.

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