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Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Mormon Mentions: Dusti Bowling

If you haven't got a clue what a Mormon Mention is, allow me to explain: When I see a reference to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (known more commonly as the Mormons) in a book which was not written by a member of the church, I post it here. With commentary from Yours Truly. I'm no theologian, but I try to explain doctrinal issues as well as debunk myths and clear up misconceptions. Speaking of, I should probably make this crystal clear:  I do not have horns. I do not belong to a cult. My dad only has one wife. As does my husband. And, yes, people really have asked me all of those questions. Just FYI: mainstream Mormons haven't practiced polygamy for more than 120 years.

Everybody got that? Great. Let's move on ...



In Dust by Dusti Bowling, the main character and her friends have this conversation about a video one of them watched:

"What was it about?" I asked.
"Mormyridae."
Nan and I looked at each other. "Mormon what?" she asked.
"Not Mormon." Dillon huffed. "Mormyridae."
I repeated the word. "Mormyridae. Mormyridae. How do you spell it?"
"M-O-R-M-Y-R-I-D-A-E."
"Good spelling word," I said. 
"That's not why I thought you'd be interested."
"Well, what is it?"
"They're fish that produce electricity," he explained. "Also called elephant fish."

(Pages 177-78)

There's not much to say about this passage. It just made me chuckle!

2 comments:

  1. I love that you do this and this is a chuckle-worthy reference!

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  2. That is an amusing passage! And now I need to know more about these so-called elephant fish. (If they produce electricity, why "elephant" fish? I have so many questions.)

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