Inimitable

Posted: August 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Animals and Nature | Tags: | No Comments »

Opposing thumbs have long been praised as that inimitable human trait by which we alone can use tools and manipulate our environment. But elephants aren’t too far behind. A group of six elephants in Thailand have been trained by artists to paint a variety of pictures, including self-portraits, by holding regular paint brushes in their trunks. They complete their paintings in just 5 to 10 minutes in front of an audience, several of which have gone on display in the Edinburgh gallery in Scotland.

Inimitable (pronounced “ih-NIM-ih-teh-bul”)

Defying imitation; matchless.

Etymology

From Latin imitari, “to copy, imitate”, which is also the root of image, imitation, and imitable.

Synonyms

unparalleled, incomparable, nonpareil

Source

Photo by: YuvalH | BBC News

Opposing thumbs have long been praised as that inimitable human characteristic which allow us to use tools and master our environment like no other species


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