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Old 02-17-2011, 04:48 PM
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Default What's in a name

Can anyone explain to me why a "Walleye" who has wall eyes and looks like the name suggests is a "zander" in europe and england or why a "Northern Pike in north america is only a "pike" this side of the pond? Two countries divided by language!
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Speaking only for myself, as I was taught in grade school there was only one word that started with Z and that was zebra. Therefore it only made sense to go with a name describing its anatomy.

Northern Pike, well it just sounded better than Southern Pike seeing how there is no such thing as a Southern Pike.

Wonder how many points I'm gonna loose for this...lol

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