Thursday, 27 March 2014

Words Mean Different Stuff

I note with raised eyebrow an email from my local zoo inviting me to a "Bear Opening". Are they really going to open a bear? In public? Surely that is only of interest to clinical ursologists.

Wait though - that's not what it means. Maybe it means there is an opening for a a job offer. Well, I don't think they'll get many applicants, as bears are notoriously poor at responding to emails in a timely fashion...

...ah, no, it actually means the zoo is holding a public opening ceremony for its new bear habitat, with TV vet Steve Leonard, in support of the charity...the charity...oh, the irony! This event at the new bear enclosure at the zoo is in support of the charity "Free The Bears". Enough said.