They aren’t! And it’s unclear why they’re called that but guinea was just a catch all term for “a far away place” so it might just be because they were considered exotic.
They’re not. They’re from South America, and don’t exist naturally in the wild.
Thank you, and hHaha suck it @marckee
They’re called that because they used to cost a guinea maybe
Wikipedia says no
This hypothesis is untenable, because the guinea was first struck in England in 1663, and William Harvey used the term “Ginny-pig” as early as 1653
Froglet’s on fire here!
That’s not very nice.
One of the few things I remember from French lessons is that in French they’re called Cochon d’Inde, or Indian pigs
Reckon he was getting them mixed up with Ginny The Pooh
- Guinea Pigs
- Papua New Guinea Pigs
- Guinea-Bissau Pigs
- Equatorial Guinea Pigs
@IvorDewdney that was exceptionally fast voting. You sure are a man who knows which type of Guinea pigs he likes best
Wtf you’re @Funkhouser again
I’m back and I’m very decisive about Guinea Pigs. New year new me.
I like how the Guinea Pig is an Ocean Piglet but the Capybara is a Water pig. Feels back to front given their relative sizes.
Not sure this properly belongs here
Noticed a Liverpool cafe are opening up in Manchester so took a photo to share the news. Only read the big slogan thing afterwards and I’ve been thinking about it for hours.
What do they mean? Is this a social commentary on profiling or class divide?!
Just dawned on me it’s about photos. Why don’t they put photos instead of people. Also comes off quite snobby when I realised what they meant.
It doesn’t really work, does it? Using a filter on a photo isn’t filtering a person, it’s not even filtering a photo. The phrase is using a filter, not filtering. So it is quite unclear. And it’s mainly women who get lambasted for posting selfies and using filters so yes it does come across a bit snobby/poss low level sexist if that is what they mean.
Their website has the slogans “coffee for everyone” and “ain’t no time to hate”. So I’d guess it’s a gesture towards inclusivity than a jab at insta. Albeit one that’s so unclear it doesn’t really work
They’re definitely trying to say the right thing but they’re absolutely not managing it