“It’s good we Westerners are here to sort things out,” said Lord Montpellier. He posed with his elephant gun.
“Yes, Bwana,” said Agambo. The guide hid a smirk. The man’s ignorance of the African Bush was astounding to him.
“See that creature there?” pointed Montpellier.
“That’s a Wildebeest.”
Agambo squinted. “That’s Gnu.”
“Of course it’s new to you.” Montpellier puffed his chest. “I’m explaining things!”
Bwana: (In East Africa) a boss or master (often used as a title or form of address): http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/bwana
Gnu name origin: Some sources claim the name “gnu” originates from the Khoikhoi name for these animals, t’gnu. Others contend the name and its pronunciation in English go back to the word !nu: used for the black wildebeest among the Southern Bushmen, now generally referred to as the San people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildebeest
This week at Grammar Ghoul Press’ Chimera 66 writing challenge, the prompt is: Wildebeest. Look here for more stories answering the challenge: http://www.grammarghoulpress.com/chimera-66-writing-challenge-12/