How'd you like to be an orangutan?

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Postby Casaninbetween » Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:47 pm

bogieman wrote:
Casaninbetween wrote:Hey, check this out... The Librarian is way too heavy... According to Wikipedia:

females can grow to around 4 ft 2 in or 127 centimetres and weigh around 100 lbs or 45 kg, while flanged adult males can reach 5 ft 9 in or 175 centimetres in height and weigh over 260 lbs or 118 kg.


So what is a flanged male?

Adult male orangutans exhibit two modes of physical development, flanged and unflanged. Flanged adult males have a variety of secondary sexual characteristics, including cheek pads (called "flanges"), throat pouch, and long fur, that are absent from both adult females and from unflanged males.


The Librarian doesn't have cheek pads, so he's an unflanged male... And he weighs 300 lbs.

Maybe he's obese, being a wizard and all...

So he is an oranguwizzard :P


The word orangutan, or orang-utan, stems from the Indonesian words for man and forest, which are orang and hutan respectively. So orang-utan means "man of the forest".

The Indonesian word for wizard is tukang sulap , so I guess we could exchange orang for tukang sulap ... Making the Librarian a tukang sulap hutan; a tukang-sulap-utan, or "wizard of the forest."

Alternatively, we could exchange forest for library; perpustakaan in Indonesian; making our Librarian an orang-perpustakan, or "man of the library".

While we're at it, why not make call him a "wizard of the library" - a tukang-sulap-perpustakan.

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it... :?
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