#atozchallenge, U is for Uniparous…

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Uniparous is an adjective referring to an animal that only gives birth to one baby at a time, like an elephant. Β (And if the elephant were born between April 20 and May 20, it would be a Taurus, or — wait for it — a bull elephant πŸ˜€ !)

Human beings are usually uniparous, though they occasionally have multiple births like twins, triplets and maybe even more. Β You’ll most likely find a description of an animal as uniparous in zoology class, although it’s sometimes used to describe a woman who has only had one child in her lifetime.

Or U can be for Unicorn,Β the mythical horse-like creature with a spiraling pointed horn on their forehead, which doesn’t really scream birthday, but I have this really cute graphic that does!

 

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~Diane D.

(My A to Z Challenge theme is birthdays.)

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57 responses

  1. You are just too funny this morning. What a great start to a great week.

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    1. Thank you, my friend! Guess I’m just in a silly mood lately πŸ™‚

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      1. I enjoyed this lighthearted silliness – so thx! xoxo

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      2. isn;t silliness so refreshing sometimes

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      3. yes, even when I mean to be serious or romantic sometimes it just turns silly!

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  2. Cute! I wondered what you were going to conjure up for U for birthdays! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks, some of the letters have been really tough. Next year I’ll do a broader theme πŸ™‚

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  3. Nice! I learned a new word….uniparous! I’m uniparous πŸ˜€

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    1. Well, at the moment! You never know, you’re plenty young…just saying πŸ˜€

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  4. Haha Well, I learned something new today! As for that unicorn, my daughter would have loved that card 10 years ago. Too cute. πŸ™‚

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    1. I was doing unicorn, then I stumbled across uniparous and it was too perfect!

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      1. Absolutely. And much more fun. πŸ™‚

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  5. Life lesson – If you can get a unicorn picture into a happy birthday message, you absolutely must do it!

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    1. Especially if it’s blue and sparkly! I only have boys, so things like this are all for me πŸ™‚

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  6. I always knew you are smart. I thought maybe you would write about an umbrella, but you surprised me πŸ™‚

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    1. I was stumped so I did some research and when I found uniparous, it was perfect! Some of these letters are hard!!

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      1. Yep. I wonder what people will do with W and Z hmm.

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      2. Some letters are so difficult!

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  7. Lovely Diane! Great ones…….Hugs!

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  8. Thank you for teaching em a new words. I had no idea there was even a word for that. Be well.

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  9. I like the unicorn ❀ Can you imagine an elephant having twins, OMG πŸ˜‰ Go Hawks…I can't wait ❀

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    1. No, I can’t! Laughing! Oh, gosh, I hope they do well tonight!!

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      1. Well I’ll be within earshot of the game…I think that’s the most I can do, until they have a 2 goal lead of course !!! I’ll also take a nap today because when I don’t get any sleep tonight it won’t be so bad πŸ˜‰ Go Hawks

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  10. fun start to my week Diane! This was a long weekend, Jacki at the ER, blood pressure up and down! Sorry I was not around!

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    1. Oh, no. That happened with my DDIL the last few days before she delivered. Hope all will be well. Sending love and prayers ❀

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      1. Thanks! she has been up and down, but now seems just going up. She is at 33 weeks so hoping she can go a couple more! Thanks dear xo

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      2. Keeping fingers crossed here in IL!

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  11. Love this, Diane. You are hilarious and I thank you

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  12. This is my second animal-related U word I’ve learned today! And now I’ve forgotten the other one. Darn it.

    Found it. Thanks google! Ululate. It’s an animal vocalization like a howl. Doesn’t help if you remember the definition and not the word.

    Hey, that one would be great in Scrabble.

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    1. you know, it’s sad but I do learn new words from words with friends! usually by accident just trying letters πŸ™‚ and I was desperate had to look up u words

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      1. Sad? I say educational!

        (All words with friends time now completely justified).

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      2. Well, sad that it’s the only way I learn new words — not really, reading is my favorite thing, just not a lot of time for it!

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  13. We have a unicorn in our living room. πŸ™‚

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    1. Well, see, everyone should have one! Or an elephant. I just have dogs πŸ™‚

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      1. We have dogs too. πŸ™‚ But we also have a unicorn, it hangs on the wall. It’s a special tapestry with a special story. I will write about it one day. πŸ™‚

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      2. Cool, I bet it’s beautiful!

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      3. It’s called “Unicorn in captivity.” and it’s a replica of a rather famous tapestry. I bought it at an estate sale, because I thought it needed a place where it could be free if it wants to be. Oh Gosh, I will never grow up πŸ™‚

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      4. You need to write that post πŸ™‚

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  14. GREAT take on U – I learned something and saw the awesome unicorn – xoxo

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    1. Yes, he was awesome! Thank goodness I found the other word, too! Thanks for reading…

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  15. Great post, thanks for the smiles πŸ˜†

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  16. Now THAT post screams creative! I’ve never heard of Uniparous. Evidently never had my spell check! Ha. And, and I love unicorns! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! I had to research a u birth or birthday word cause I couldn’t think of anything. Blogging is hard work!!

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      1. I know! I’m just sitting here sweating. Ha ha.

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  17. This was very educational, Diane! I loved the fact I had never heard of the first one and that the second one was my oldest daughter’s favorite kind of pretend play and she had “my little pony unicorns!” So sweet, hope you had a great weekend, I had so much going on. . .

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    1. You know, Justin has his mommy’s my little pony unicorn and he sleeps with it after she hugs it so it smells like her cologne!

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