So I’m working on a poem, and I need to ascertain that the martin and the raven are indeed two different species of birds.
Google shows me this. Holy crap, do I ever need this animal as a pet.
Evidently, this animal is called a “pine marten?” So some mammals are also “martens” with an “e?”
Whatever. As a guy who just doesn’t get sports, the agent provocateur here is far more entertaining than the actual game.
“Pine marten” is a pretty name. But I think proper adherence to scientific nomenclature better suggests “funnier wolverine” or “disruptive weasel” or even just “AWESOME BASTARD.”
Weird world: I had no idea that a “rook” was a crow until I read “Wizard and Glass.” (Cuthbert Allgood wears a “rook’s skull” as a pendant, as a gag.) You can learn a lot from Stephen King.