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  • Pat would also be an excellent name for a bunny.

    October 17, 2011

  • But not a porcupine or jellyfish.

    October 18, 2011

  • How about a muffin? Do we have a list of good muffin names?

    October 18, 2011

  • Until last year I lived with a cat named Teacake (after Hurston’s character Tea Cake). His human and all her former flatmates called him “the muffin”.* Does that qualify?

    * By a curious coincidence.

    October 18, 2011

  • Lest an iroquoisity should go unremarked upon, I must call your attention to the following example: “The teacup was back on the saucer, and Mrs. Bunny Arkle was unfolding the napkin in the muffin basket.”

    October 18, 2011

  • Why that's extraordinary. Just this morning at the cafe I saw a girl with a nice muffintop and I called out 'Hey tinklebunny!' She responded by tipping her moustache cup of porcupine tea all over my arkle. Cattily!

    October 18, 2011

  • Pat would not be a good name for a jackal or a rabid dog.

    October 18, 2011

  • Pat!

    October 18, 2011

  • Doctor is a good name for a jackal.

    October 18, 2011

  • A jackal, maybe, but not the jackal.

    "Doctor the jackal" sounds weird.

    edit: It might be okay for "the evidence," though.

    October 18, 2011

  • You could play "hide the jackal" with Pat the cat.

    October 18, 2011