“Whyeeee is Hen wearing glasses?” Thalia queried. “And cross-eyed? Should Drawist add a fly — or butterfly — to the tip of her nose?”
“That’s not Henrietta.” Urania popped a pithy piece of clementine into her mouth and savored a sunny sensation.
“It’s a random pooch from Instagram,” Calliope volunteered. “The original picture looks more like a golden retriever… ears cascading with silky waves. Something about the image called… ‘
Copy Emulate me!’ to Drawist… and so she did… glasses and all… even though she doesn’t know why the dog is wearing glasses either.”
“Urania?” asked Thalia, “Why are we using emulate as our verb? Instead of copy or imitate?”
“Sounds better. Less criminal.”
“Well it might just be me…” Thalia twisted a curl around her finger, “… but emulate seems to indicate the dog wants us to wear its glasses.”
Words from Typist:
I wonder what word you would use — copy, imitate, emulate, steal, borrow?
Copy was my first instinct, and then Urania decided to make it sound better.
I think we’re over-thinking.
Bye-bye for now!
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