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mollusque commented on the word suoidea
The taxonomic group (superfamily) to which pigs belong (capitalized).
November 1, 2007
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skipvia commented on the word suoidea
I thought about that, too, but the idea that pig farmers based their calls on their charges' taxonomic group seemed a little far-fetched...
And now that I think about it a bit more, the idea that the pigs would respond is even stranger.
They might respond if they thought the farmer was sui generous...
reesetee commented on the word suoidea
Then again, what do pigs know about taxonomy? And what do we know about pigs knowing about taxonomy?
seanahan commented on the word suoidea
It appears to be spelled Suidae, but I can't find an etymology.
Suidae is the family, Suoidea is the superfamily. They come from Latin "sus" (pig) with the standard endings -idae and -oidea.
November 2, 2007
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