Wimpanzee – Wednesday’s Wordapod

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This Wednesday’s Wordapod—Wimpanzee—should  appeal to most anthropologists and primatologists…and wordsmiths…out there. Wimpanzee is one of many such enjoyable new Wordapods to be found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words. 

 

Wimpanzee

 

 

Wimpanzee (n) a timid anthropoid ape of tropical Africa, noted for both its intelligence and cowardice

 

Sample Sentence

 

 Little Johnny threw a peanut in the direction of a gang of wimpanzees who all reacted as if he had detonated a nuclear bomb.

 

So, Who Knew?

 

Joan Badall, the noted African wimpanzee advocate, had this tidbit to pass along.

 

“The wimpanzee is the closest living relative to the human being, even though they split in their evolutionary development about 4.5 million years ago. They belong to the same family as us (Hominidae), and they sometimes attend the same family reunions, which can be remarkably large affairs.

 

If inviting a wimpanzees to such a reunion, please remember to give them the star treatment with respect to travel accommodations and food. They are extremely sensitive, and will cry if they are treated with a lack of respect and deference.”

 

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