OreoWriter and WhitePal stand outside of a Great Ape exhibit. OW stares intently ahead. Doesn’t notice WP looking at something on the ground.
WP: Check out this scrilla
OW: It’s a bonobo.*
OW: It’s not a gorilla. It’s a bonobo. Also known as the Pygmy or Dwarf Chimpanzee. They’re brilliant creatures.
WP: That may be so. But this is scrilla.
WP holds up a huge wad of cash.
WP: Someone left a roll of fifties here.
OW: Oh…of course. I knew tha– You know, there are two bonobos who have been taught to communicate through symbols. They could probably count that script…no, scrawl…scrunchi…?
WP: Let’s just go.
OW: I can do this one! Scr….scribble, scroll, screwtape…
WP: Why are we even at the zoo?
OW: Hello! They releasing two new dik diks* into their pen. Like I was going to miss that ribbon cutting ceremony.
(Readers: Please do not assume that my affection for two African animals, the bonobo and the dik dik–pronounced “deek deek” by the way–relates to any affinity for the continent itself. I can’t help it if these animals are super adorable)