POUCH POTATO – The Wednesday Wordapod
What would YOU call a marsupial that lazes around all day?
If you like “Pouch Potato”…and who doesn’t…you really need to pick up a copy of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, where you will find more than 250 creative, fun Wordapods.
Pouch Potato (n) – slang for certain marsupials that seem to do nothing but lie around all day in the Australian bushes. Sometimes known as pouch tomato.
Sample Sentence: Because Matilda was taking a short nap, Rob, the judgmental young zoologist, mistakenly took her (a normally industrious kangaroo) to be just another pouch potato.
Enter Sheila Goolagong, Australia’s most famous marsupiologist. “Why do people think that most marsupials are pouch potatoes? There are over 140 species of marsupials indigenous to Australia, and almost none of them are as lazy as human beings. We have boxing kangaroos, digging koalas, fearsome wombats, numbats and bandicoots, and acrobatic bilbies. I challenge you to find any of them just lounging around and watching the telly. Never happens on my watch. Never.”
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