Scandinavia and the World

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Don't mess with Acorns 2 4, 12:12am

In the web serial novel series Whateley Academy, their Squirrel Girl equivalent has the code name 'Aquerna', from the Middle English word for 'squirrel' (it was suggested to her by an improbably well-educated classmate). Presumably, this is from the same root as the Dutch 'eekhoorn'.

Compare this to El Goonish Shive's Grace Sciuridae, whose name literally can be read as 'gray squirrel' (as 'Sciuridae' is the Greek for squirrel, and the family name of squirrels and chipmunks in taxonomy).