Quiz time! Does pungle mean a) a baby platypus, or b) “to put down money.” It’s the latter. Pungle is most common in the western United States. It comes from the Spanish pongale, an imperative meaning “put it down.” For example, you might pungle down cash at a poker table or a checkout counter. This is part of a complete episode.

  1. Harlan says:

    Re “puggle”, it’s identified as a baby echidna under the Wikipedia article for Echidna. Of course, it is Wikipedia, so who knows? On the other hand, a website called Australia Fauna takes the trouble to inform us that “puggle” isn’t a correct term for baby platypuses.

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