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518289.  Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:10 pm Reply with quote

At the end of tonight's programme (Film), Mr Fry told a story involving P T Barnum. He said that P T exhibited 'a lion, a tiger, a panther and a lamb' as a tableau called 'The Happy Family'. What was the panther that Mr Fry was referring to? TBOGI states on p225 that there is no such thing as 'a' panther.

518295.  Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:16 pm Reply with quote

That's been mentioned before grannie (and I've put my apostrophes in all the right places this time - just for you).

Ion Zone
518795.  Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:11 pm Reply with quote

They are a type of leopard, you can still see the marking (I won't say spots because I know someone will say otherwise :} ).

After all the pronunciation stuff on here at the moment I seriously thought you were going to claim they were Fanthers. :P

518842.  Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:42 pm Reply with quote

I've pulled out my BoGI for some close examination.

After all the interesting stuff*, it says that people using the word are usually referring to either a Black Leopard (Asia/Africa) or Black Jaguar (South America).

So I think the answer to your question is very likely to be one of these.

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*Which is that "There is no such thing as *a* panther", i.e. there is more than one type. It goes on to explain that the 4 types of big cat are all scientifically called Panthera something, and that the Greek word Panthera means all creatures, real or imaginary.

Rudolph Hucker
518863.  Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:20 pm Reply with quote

There is only one panther...

Made by de Tomaso, a very pretty car.

518883.  Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:29 pm Reply with quote

There's a 2007 Concept Panthera too:

Which may or may not interest you! It doesn't sound like it's likely to be built either way.


561806.  Sun May 31, 2009 11:06 am Reply with quote

I read a short review of the De Tomaso Pantera once which concluded;
"Elvis shot his"

Ion Zone
561901.  Sun May 31, 2009 2:33 pm Reply with quote

Elvis used to shoot the TV if somthing he didn't like was on, he kept a gun by his chair. :}

Last edited by Ion Zone on Sun May 31, 2009 3:14 pm; edited 1 time in total

561914.  Sun May 31, 2009 3:00 pm Reply with quote

He did well to fit his Panthera in his living room.


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