Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dewlap doo-wop

Here are the kinds of things you learn on a good day of copyediting: a female rabbit is a doe, a male rabbit is a buck, a mother rabbit is a dam, a father rabbit is a sire. You knew those, right? But did you know that a baby rabbit is a dave or a kit? And that when a rabbit gives birth, it's called kindling? By the way, you can tell a female rabbit from a male by the fold of skin under the female's chin, and that fold is called a dewlap.

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