I was sent to look up the etymology of the word “manatee.” (“Manatee = mermaid = siren. Look it up.”) I found out that the meanings for both manatee and dugong are related to mermaids—I also realized that a dugong is an actual animal outside of the Pokémon universe. A terrifying animal.
Natalie Degraffinried is a writer, music-lover, gamer, and Black movie quote code-switcher. She'd love long walks on the beach if she didn't hate sand. Natalie is currently based in Brooklyn. See where her mental exhaust goes at @NatIsExtra on Twitter.
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