I so often hear the complaint that Mastodon is named after an extinct animal but like, if I named it after coral reefs or the honeybee we'd be having that conversation soon anyway
@Gargron Too real man. 😬
@Gargron you could have named it humanity
@Gargron The only name you could have given it that wouldn't have gone away or fallen out of fashion would have been "Hubris"
@Gargron why are you getting so worked up over it, I'm sure it's only a few people that actually care about the name in that context
@miwilc It is called a joke
@Gargron this was definitely a r/woosh for me smh
@Gargron I'm tried so I blame that
@Gargron shoulda named it "a big fuckin rock" those things'll never go extinct
@pbandkate The pioneers were riding these babies for miles!
@Gargron Ha ha ha oh.. Oh. :|
@Gargron that's such a strange complaint. if anything you are keeping the memory of the mastodon alive. long live the mastodon
@Gargron if you named it Human the problem would never emerge
@Gargron should've named it cockroach
@Gargron Honestly, this gets toot of the week and it’s only Monday. 🥇
@gargron The state flag of California has a Golden Bear rampant. They hunted that species, and all bears south of Oregon & Idaho, to extinction a century ago.
@Gargron rude that people have a problem with extinct things
@Gargron I thought it was named after the band
@Gargron can't have your cake and eat it too
@Gargron If only you can rename it to The Borg (Note, not the 'bergs of Facebook) - because "resistance is futile". :)
When I first searched for mastodon (google) most of what I saw was the music band, less so on duckduckgo! I assume no connection?
@Gargron jebus man, CW that despair
@Gargron also, please accept this hug
@Gargron sad but true
@Gargron tell them to “Mastodont talk to me ”
It's official. Mastodon is now called the The Great Barrier Bee.
@Gargron facebook and insta has taken the place
I doubt it.
When honeybee become extinct, we will be too ...
@Gargron They complaint because they do not understand the concept behind it. Personally, I like the name.
@Gargron "rockpool" has a nice ring to it.
@Gargron it's not matter of the fact that this animal is extinct, but rather should it be. And in this role it's a perfect reminder. :)
@Gargron There's also a metal band name Mastodon 🙂 But I guess you know this already. Hehe.
Honing that point a little sharper:
@Gargron lmfao, I just joined and I already love you.
@Gargron Wait til the cloned Mastodon is bought out
@Gargron fork and rename after Bumblebee 🐝
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