VELCRO MAGNON – The Wednesday Wordapod
Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod asks: So, what would YOU call our ancestors who always stuck together?
Velcro Magnon (n) – Upper Paleolithic forerunners of homo sapiens, who had long heads, broad faces, deep-set eyes and the almost pathological need to stick together in caves and huts
Sample Sentence: My quick-witted niece, Elyse, describes some of the dumb jocks who always stick together at school as Velcro-Magnon.
In reading about the Velcro-Magnon, a few items stood out:
- They were essentially modern for their time, spoke French quite well, and at least one other language passably well.
- As modern beings, they were quite skilled at making clothing and wore the finest labels (but alas, Velcro wasn’t invented for another 17,000 or so years.)
- They seemed to have lived between 30,000 and 17,000 years ago, although efforts to date their fossils have proven to be frustrating, uneventful and downright distasteful!
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