Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A HUNTING WE WILL GO....

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PDN SAYS : TOO MANY WILD PIGS ON GUAM

I guess it's easier to get our pork chops from Payless, but the babuen hålom tåno' population on Guam has become a problem.

These wild pigs are damaging roads and property, crops and even the eggs laid by turtles on our beaches.

So a pig hunt is being organized for this coming April.  Maybe we'll see a lot more fritåda after Easter.

BABUE

According to all the sources, no swine were found in the Marianas when the Europeans first came.  They were brought in later by the Spaniards when they settled our islands.  But...it's interesting that we didn't adopt the Spanish name for an animal brought in by Spaniards.  Cerdo or puerco would be "pig" or "swine" in Spanish.  Instead, our word is babue, which is similar to Tagalog baboy and Indonesian babi.  Many Pampangan soldiers settled on Guam in the early 1700s and married Chamorro women, and their word for "pig" is babi.

PATRON SAINT OF HUNTERS


Eustace was out hunting deer and saw one, with a cross hovering between its antlers.  Eustace was converted to Christianity.  In Spanish, Saint Eustace is San Eustaquio.  The Eustaquios from Yoña might want to know that.  He is just one of the patron saints for hunting.

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