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Holy goldfish, Batman...
my name is: squeee
... I got myself two fish* for Christmas.

I'd like to introduce you to

Clark & Bruce.


Right now, they're living in Rimsky's (the fish I sorta kinda killed) bowl until their new tank is ready for them to move in. It's not ideal by any means but I suppose they'll survive for one or two weeks. Oh, and, um... they're not alone in there. I couldn't say no when I saw that the pet shop also sells snails whose main "purpose" is to keep the glass clean. This tiny guy on the bottom is Alfred and he is actually pretty fast, doing his silent rounds in the bowl:

I'm not sure whether it was a bright idea to give them these names because I'll be even more heartbroken when they die. But I'm a really happy geek, so I suppose the names will stick :)

* Memo to self: It's "fish". Not fishes. Fish. I'll never get my head around that :P

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*giggles* This is exactly what my roomie said when I complained about always confusing this ;)

Actually, when it's more than one TYPE of fish, it's fishes. Two goldfish are fish, but a goldfish and a guppy (for example) would be fishes. Crazy English.

But, ya know... this is not making things easier ;)

I better stick to their names - it's giving me this waffy feeling all over ;)

German language is not better. If you cook fish for lunch, you say „Es gibt Fisch“ and not „Es gibt Fische“, even it is a goldfish and a guppy. But I hope, you’ll never cook this kind of fish … or fishes?

Cuuuuuuuute! I'll be getting a new one as well. What shall I name him?

But if you become an evolutionary biologist, you're likely to switch to saying fishes again:

P.S. I'm just a stalker over from Linguaphiles.

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