I needed google to find out what a Narwhal was! Is it just me or is a Narwhal an obscure animal to use for a simple radical?? I’m waiting for a Quoll radical to pop up next. Anyway, I will now never forget the radical so mission accomplished.
I like WaniKani as I get to learn English also!
A narwhal is the opposite of an obscure animal, at least in internet culture.
Just google narwhal memes
Thank you for leading me to this fine comic.
This is ancient memes boy
March 4, 2018, 12:17pm
It’s kinda like a cat but instead of being a feline it’s from the delphinidae family, and instead of whiskers, it has a horn.
I’m so sad I was too slow to post this.
March 4, 2018, 12:26pm
If you’re a non-native English speaker, then I can appreciate that.
But if you’re a native English speaker… I would think you’d have heard of a narwhal before.
WaniKani: teaching Japanese, English, and marine biology. It’s a win-win-win.
I’m 40, from Australia. I’m not into anime, and obviously not up with internet culture. Seriously, I had never heard of a Narwhal before tonight! C’mon, surely I’m not the only one in WaniKani land that has never heard of a Narwhal. They are only in Canada, Russia etc aren’t they? . Who knows what a Quoll is?
I think often the oddity of it is what makes it stick! Cause it makes us go WHAT?!!! O_o
Narwhals are unicorns of the sea. Here’s a nifty
narwhal tracker from WWF.
Also, I’m just here to submit my gif.
Edit: Man, I scrolled up and saw that @TomatoSalad beat me to that whole unicorn of the sea bit.
To make up for this, here are some narwhal facts:
The narwhal’s tusk is actually a tooth
That tooth can grow ten feet long
An ounce of narwhal skin have the same amount of vitamin C as an orange
There are no known narwhals held in captivity
They’re pretty well-known animals in Germany as well. In particular there is a famous story that when their horns washed up on the shore in medieval times, they were often mistaken for a unicorn’s.
Didn’t know what an uni was before Wanikani though. (We call these things Sea-Hedgehogs)
My childhood A-B-C book included “N is for Narwhal”
Also, I have a friend who has a plushie narwhal on the dashboard of his truck, given him by one of his husbands.
…I mean, it works for them…
March 4, 2018, 2:32pm
I’m from New England. We don’t have narwhals, but I knew what a narwhal was before anything related to internet culture.
March 4, 2018, 2:38pm
Lies. Internet culture taught you and you know it.
I am not a native english speaker, but I knew about Narwhals before seeing them on the internet.
But I had never seen a Quoll before, anywhere >.>
looks around suspiciously before setting the website to be open as soon as I open my computer
haha, as a non-native speaker I can feel you. I’ve learned some good phrases and vocabs throught wani, especially some slangs and words (who knows what a pelican, narwhal is xD)
Oh, hi Leebo, did you just reset to level 08? IIRC you are at level 60 already.