I know, I know. I really should.
But this is the thing.
It's been bugging me for exactly 1 year and 4 months.
It happened at last year's Conference, hosted by our church...
Picture it, Prince Albert, April 22, 2007... it's the end of Conference Banquet... I'm sitting at a most distinguished table with no less than the Conference President and Vice President themselves...
On the menu was "Bison", and someone asked what the difference between Buffalo and Bison was. I started to answer that they were very similar when one of The Distinguished Ones interrupted to inform us that Bison and Buffalo are exactly the same thing.
I know I shouldn't let it bother me, and I know I Posted it in as generous a way as I could under "Things I learned at Conference", but two things happened there that have bugged me ever since: I was publicly corrected (read "embarrassed") and I was told, in no uncertain terms (by inference, to be sure), that I was wrong (read "stupid/ foolish/ silly").
I guess I must not really be letting it fester too much, because it pretty much took until last week for me to remember that it had bugged me and to actually look it up.
But now, in an attempt at healing cleansing, I'd like to set the record straight.
Go here: (Bison and Buffalo) and tell me that I wasn't correct.
Granted the terms in North America have become interchangeable, but a true buffalo lives on the other side of the world.
I think so.