Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word stuttering whales.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
sionnach commented on the word stuttering whales
A recently discovered, genetically distinct, population of whales, found in the seas off the coast of Newfoundland, all sharing a single genetic polymorphism which causes noticeable disruption in their song-patterns, most commonly characterized by scientists as being similar to the phenomenon of stuttering in humans.
Similar in nature to the phenomenon of fainting goats, whose abnormality also stems from a single nucleotide polymorphism, or SNP.
A recent pop cultural reference to stuttering whales can be found in the 2005 satirical rap, or pasquinade by Eminem, entitled "M-M-M-M-oby".
November 14, 2007