Posted by Karen (126.96.36.199) on April 06, 2003 at 15:27:46:
In Reply to: Piyo Piyo posted by Lynn on April 03, 2003 at 14:47:30:
> I remember Charlotte saying that Piyo Piyo is meant to be a chick but commonly mistaken as a duck.
She is right. Since I'm trying to avoid doing anything actually useful this morning, I did a search. Found this site that talks about a Piyo Piyo in an anime series that is definitely a chick. Says the name is a representation of the cheep-cheep sound of a chick.
Here's a cute page about the Piyo Piyo we see now. The author suffers from the same confusion as we do.
I just got a bathroom set from Walmart Canada that identifies them as ducks. The French side of the package had a sticker that said "canard" or duck. I carefully peeled the sticker to see what was originally printed - "grenouille". This means frog, so we know it's not a frog. Walmart says so.
To me it looks like a duck. And in any real debate, I go back to Charlotte's original rule. It's a duck if I say it's a duck.
Along the way I identified a little Sanrio critter I found a while ago. I have a tiny clipboard sporting a little fellow with a rubber duck sitting on top of his head, all-Japanese printing on it. Turns out his name is Landry. He's a racoon and his rubber duck best friend is called Pea.
Time for a nap now.