Friday, August 5

A Panda By Any Other Name

Since we here in DC got our butterstick before San Diego got theirs, Washington should officially lay claim to the name.

Now, therefore, let us start a blog campaign to petition the Chinese (who have naming rights) to call Washington's male panda cub by the Mandarin translation of the tasty metaphor. In the tradition of transnational tradenames, we could also choose pleasing Chinese words that just sound like "butterstick."

Any foreign language experts out there who can help, please contribute a pithy suggestion to our noble cause.