Sunday, May 22, 2022

What If You Were Swallowed by a Whale?

This video starts off assuring us that we won't be swallowed by a whale. Then it goes into detail. The problem I have with the presentation is the word "swallowed." In many of the cases, a better word would be "ingested," because there's a big difference between finding yourself in a whale's mouth and finding yourself in a whale's stomach. In fact, there's only one whale that could theoretically swallow a human, but plenty that might ingest a human. Still, we can't help but imagine being eaten when we see these gigantic ocean creatures. (via Boing Boing)

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

I agree, swallowed is click bait.
Ingested, sucked in, gobbled, just clarify spit or swallow.