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  • In Italian, porcellino d'India (Indian piglet).

    September 21, 2008

  • a guinea pig (literally, "little rabbit of the Indies"; compare with the German "Meerschweinchen", or "little pig of the sea").

    All of these terms seem inaccurate to some degree, for an animal that is neither pig nor rabbit, nor particularly pelagic, Indian nor from Guinea.

    September 21, 2008