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Saturday, 21 March 2009

LondonFurs

What? My first reaction to these furrie creatures was - it must be a stag do. Always plenty of those around London on a Saturday night. Nope not this time. LondonFurs is the London based group of Furry Fandom . No wiser? Ok when I asked, the ones not in costume told me they represent animals with human traits (or was it the other way round). They do this on a regular basis for fun.
I've added a new word to my vocab after this encounter. Anthropomorphism. How many of you know this word? Please let me know.
This is never a dull city.

18 comments:

/t. said...

fur
never
really goes
out of fashion

/t.

Gail's Man said...

I have heard the word mentioned, sometimes over Disney characters. These guys remind me of the early 1970's kids show called Animal Kwakers. Remember it?

Not quite there yet... said...

That's just silly!

Jacob said...

Sometimes, I think, it seems animals have more fun than humans...that's probably not true, but it's nice to pretend...

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Dusty Lens said...

Yep, I know the word well. Some people treat their pets as if they were human, anthropomorphizing. Well, at least they are having afun with it. And it makes for a fun photo-op.

Kerrie said...

So funny! My roommate is a "furry" - she draws animal art and makes costumes.

Duchess Berry said...

hi mo, just dropping by to let u know there's an award waiting for u at my page. appreciate if u can collect it ;)

Hyde DP said...

Known that word for donkey's years!

Hilda said...

That looks like so much fun! But I don't think they can do that regularly in the Philippines' heat.

I actually learned the word as a kid, because of Aesop's Fables. (I still have a hard time pronouncing it though!) That's what you get when you have parents with PhDs ;)

mihalis-halkida said...

Good morning, I saw the page with enthusiasm, and sends a reply, Michael Greece

Susu said...

How cute! For the word, never heard, and I'm an English teacher, ha ha!

Bert Johnston said...

Sure I know the word. My wife and I live in this kind of world every day as we marvel at the apparent wisdom and understanding of our cat, who, incidentally, is named Walter Mitty.

Ann Throw Pomorphous said...

Walter Mitty? That's my cat!! How did he come to live with you Bert?

Ruela said...

My family ;)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Anthropomorphism is a common term in literature and film study.

And...Furries are kind of an odd breed. But hey, it takes all types, I guess!

StephanieAnn said...

i've heard of this word!

Becky said...

A fun word! Difficult to spell, but a great one to toss out in casual conversation. :) I've not seen these creatures before. Interesting.

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