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Ever Wonder What the Difference Is? Donkeys, Burros, Mules, Jackasses

Well I always have. Until, that is, this year. I now know what the difference is. I hope you'll check my article out. It's concise and even includes a 38-second video on the subject.

I've decided some of the questions I answer on my website are just too specialized for a large segment of the populace, so I'm going to answer some more basic questions. Let me know if you think of any topics you've always wanted an answer to, or you know others would be interested in.

Weather terms are particularly complex. I'm no expert on those, but I'm willing to do the digging to find out.

Don't say "neigh" at the thought of reading, please!

Donkeys, Burros, Mules, Jackasses - What's the Difference?

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MegL wrote on September 30, 2019, 5:09 PM

What a great picture of a donkey you chose. Interesting article. I have often wondered about the differences between newts, axlotls and salamanders. I think axlotls are juvenile salamanders that never quite grow up, even though they become adult. Sounds a bit like some people I know!

lookatdesktop wrote on October 2, 2019, 11:07 PM

I will read your article. Yes, Good information and of course, I shared it. I have been a little under the weather and my system has been down for several days. It is unfortunate that these animals are used as beasts of burden and as a metaphor for lazy or stubborn people or worse. Mostly people do not realize the positive role these animals have played.

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VinceSummers wrote on October 3, 2019, 1:37 PM

Sorry to hear you've been "under the weather". I, too, am going downhill... a bit quicker than I might have hoped! My wife thinks I might buy a walker, but I am afraid a wheelchair might be more to the point. Not TOO soon, I hope.

luisga814 wrote on October 30, 2019, 7:58 AM

Wow. Before, I haven't heard this kind of question? Personally speaking, I only heard "donkeys" before as a young kind of animal. And for "jackasses" is the one used every time I watch a movie specifically cartoon that used this word for "failure" of something not be success thing to do. But technically, there is no difference for me.