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I find it very difficult to buy from someone who doesn't know the correct spelling or pronunciation of the "purebred animals" they are selling. A few of my favorites.............
Boar, Bore, Kinko, Susannah, Nigerian Pigmy, African Dwarf, Sonen, and Spainish. Please add your favs. Lol!
 

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Yeah, until you call them and they say "I been raising purebred kinks for 10 years now". I usually ask them if they sell office supplies.
 

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:laugh: Boar is by far my favorite misspelling, it's like, "Oh, you're trying to sell me a pure bred pig-goat?" :roll: :ROFL:
Most people in our area spell it 'Boer' but pronounce it 'Boar'. I pronounce it as a mix of the two :p
 

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Saneen, Sanaan, :eyeroll:

LOTS of Nigerian drwaf goats, African dwarfs, and such.

Loads of "boars", or "bores". I think people are just too lazy to spell it right!

Oh, and drives me crazy that so many ads around here advertise "nannies" and "billies" and "withers" or "weathers". :roll:
 

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By far, my fave has to be an ad I saw on craigslist for Togenburger goats. I agree, Texaslass. I hate sentences using nanny and billy!
 

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Oberhawse
Saanaan
Nibien
Nubian Dwarf
Nubian pygmy
Pygmy dwarf
Dwarf pygmy
Dwarf Nigerian goat

to name a few. It's amazing how someone can not bother to learn what breed of goat they have and/or how to spell it!
 

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I read in a book where a lady at a goat show had Toggenburgs, and called them Toboggenbirds!! And she was serious!! :eek: (Storey's guide to raising dairy goats)
 

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We have a weekly paper in southeast Tennessee called the Tennessee Trader, last weeks edition had two toggenburger nannies, I guess those are obviously a meat breed. In the pet section was a spotted Dalmation for sale. We look forward to reading it every week to see how people butcher the ads.
 

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I've seen lamancha spelled as Lumucha 2 times on the craigslist.:D
it drives me nuts when they misspell it cuz it makes it hard to find add.:GAAH:
 

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Oberhualsli
Oberhausli
Oberhalsli
Saunen
Toggenberg
Pygme
Pygmee
Pygmie
Nigerien Dwarf


But my favorites is when they have purebreads, bread does, bread nannies, boar goats, registered boar nannies, bred boars, registered oberhauslis, etc
 

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This is not a name problem, but when folks advertise a Nubian who was pygmy...!! and this person was a breeder! so he said.
 

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I read in a book where a lady at a goat show had Toggenburgs, and called them Toboggenbirds!! And she was serious!! :eek: (Storey's guide to raising dairy goats)
Haha I read that book, I remember reading that!!!
 

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Here where i live i jus look over it caz pll jus are so dumb founded i love it when they say what kind of sheep are them there or wow a mountain goats.

one way hillbilly acres
 
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