Monday, March 2, 2015

Pwisen Malek

The island of Pohnpei, one of those in Micronesia, has an interesting yet unfortunately-named physical feature. It is called Pwisen Malek, which translates literally to Chickenshit Mountain. This landmark acquired its name because of an old native legend which traced its origins as due to a giant chicken defecating on that spot, leaving a mountain of manure. I'm glad I don't have to clean up that!

[Thanks to Dee Dee for this story.]




12 comments:

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

It must have been a seriously constipated chicken who finally got relief.

Banana Oil said...

Haven't they heard of euphemisms there?

Bilbo said...

There are those who could rationally argue in favor of changing the name of Capitol Hill to Pwisen Malek.

Leroy said...

They should call it Capitol Molehill, alternatively.

John Hill said...

What do they feed their chickens over there?

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my! gotta love that lore!

Anemone said...

That proves that even chickens can get their shit together.

Hell Hound said...

The person who named it has a great sense of humor.

Mike said...

I heard that's the chicken that ate Colonel Sanders.

bakku-shan said...

Chickenshit is very much World War Two slang. Could it have been named then?

Cloudia said...

Probably an ancient, extinct Polynesian MOA-


"some stood as much as 3 metres (10 feet) high. The name moa came from a Polynesian word for fowl."

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/386708/moa




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Dixie@dcrelief said...

So someone pwissed off the chicken...