How to say the word 'Bat' in 21 European languages

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Thursday 09 November 2017 16:45
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Bats must be Europe's collective nightmare, judging the fact that we call them 'winged rats' and 'blind mice'.

On the subreddit Map Porn, one user submitted a map of all the names a 'bat' goes by in different European languages.

It rather makes the English 'bat' seem quite unimaginative.

In Transylvania, home of fictional bat transforming vampire Dracula, the name is either 'Night Flyer' or, most appropriately, 'Night Demon'.

Notable mentions go to these names, which sound like the night clubs that Saturday Night Live character Stefon might recommend.

  • Flapper
  • Owl Mouse
  • Flutter Mouse
  • Blind Mouse
  • Sticking One
  • Leather On
  • Naked Night One
  • Wing of Skin

HT Reddit

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