Aside from being a wonderful pseudo-swear word...("Awwww, Flipper-pits!")...it is also the part of a manatee's body from which its young feed. Apparently, they have nipples in their pits! What could be more awesome?
The Sarcastic Fringehead has been replaced for now. Manatees are now banging their pudding-noses on my funnybone, and have subsequently nestled deeply into my heart.
Someday, I will go to Florida to swim with them. I have no desire to swim with dolphins. Dolphins are like the popular kids. If they were people, they would be cheerleaders and floutists...flitting from place to place in giggling groups. Living out loud.
Manatees would play the tuba. They would be the overweight, funny looking, far-from-graceful bottom-feeders silently sitting at the lunch table closest to the canteen. Much more intriguing than those who live out loud. What is your secret? What are you into? Who are you, really?
To all the manatees out there, (human and not), I love you. :)