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If your country were a non-human animal, what animal would it be?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fifty, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    If your country were a non-human animal, what animal would it be? More importantly, WHY! It's very important that you say why, because without it this thread would be too spammy.

    Please only refer to your own country, so as to prevent the inevitable sour grapes that would form if people started talking about other countries than their own.

    This thread is supposed to be fun, but semi-serious as well. That is, give an actual reason rather than just some random animal you come up with just for the sake of "being random".

    And no, it will not be clever or witty of you to post "giant radioactive monkey", or any other random meme.
     
  2. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    well, ours is a lion, but I think a beaver fits best, little illegal dam-building, engineering little cute animals.
     
  3. StarWorms

    StarWorms Deity

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    I'd be inclined to say either a domesticated dog or cat, but then that would depend where I was (Would I be food, or not food?), and who looked after me (I wouldn't want someone who left me for weeks without food or water).

    Edit: Only just realised I misread the topic. I thought it was about what animal we'd like to be.
     
  4. Tycoon101

    Tycoon101 Loves being STRONG

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    A big ol' ape. A stinky ape that sits in the middle of the room, beats its chest, makes loud exclamations of "Ooh-ooh-ooh", and overpowers all the smaller countries.
     
  5. Ciceronian

    Ciceronian Latin Scholar

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    Germany's traditional animal is the eagle, and is still represented in its coat of arms. The bear would also fit well, it is the symbol of our capital Berlin (lit. bear city).
     
  6. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    For the US, quite frankly, I don't think the eagle would appeal as the national character for the nation. Call me a heretic.

    Maybe a pig. :p
     
  7. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Let the flea market decide.
     
  8. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    The UK as a whole? A lion, as is traditional. Although, unlike tradition, we'd be a toothlees, half blind incontinent old lion which spend all it's time moping about it's lost glory...
     
  9. Elrohir

    Elrohir RELATIONAL VALORIZATION

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    I don't know. I was going to say a pig, which fits, except that doesn't work because then the Jews couldn't love us. :(
     
  10. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    The obvious...

    Russia: Bear
    U.K.: Bulldog
    Germany: Eagle
    United States: Turkey
    Turkey: ???
    India: Elephant
     
  11. Naval Power

    Naval Power Sailing the Seven Seas

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    United States: Turkey

    I can't believe no one agreed with Ben Franklin
     
  12. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    The USA is a mighty eagle, as John Ashcroft once penned. Too bad they were on the endangered list at one point.
     
  13. Naval Power

    Naval Power Sailing the Seven Seas

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    Not so mighty of an animal then huh? The Turkey is definitely a better fit.
     
  14. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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  15. Homie

    Homie Anti-Lefty

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    A non-human animal? Wouldn't that simply be called "animal"?

    Norway: wolf or owl or squirrel.

    Since I was born in Sweden I can do them too:
    Sweden: Beaver :groucho:
    get it, hehe.

    Moderator Action: Posts merged. Twice. Use the edit button.
     
  16. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    In general, yes. But you can't trust the people on OT to be literate enough to understand something like that. They think it looks more cool and logical to take so-called "literal" meanings of stuff.
     
  17. Homie

    Homie Anti-Lefty

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    Ahh, gotcha.
     
  18. GVBN

    GVBN Emperor

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    Whale
    gfhgfhf
     
  19. Emperor2

    Emperor2 Capitalist Missionary

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    A Tiger.

    If we keep going on the path we are, it will turn into a rabbit.
     
  20. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Deity

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    Sweden is a wolverine, a creature that opposes animals many times bigger and stronger than it is.
     

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