So, "squirrel" is a very hard word for non-native English speakers to say.
In German, the word for squirrel is "Eichhornchen," which is hilarious to hear non-native German speakers attempt to say.
I wonder if there's some global squirrel conspiracy to ensure their name in every language is ridiculously hard for foreigners to say.
@Cocoron That makes sense, actually. Insert a T sound to break up two VERY similar ones.
I remember a clip from some old Steve Irwin thing where he was saying it in his Australian accent and it came out something like squirr-el. Like, he couldn't not break it into two syllables and it was hilarious.
I feel like there's a research study in this somehow, something about linguistic anthropology
@witchfynder_finder That sounds mischievous. Squirrelly, even. Which is also difficult to say, I'd imagine. Oh. Oh, god