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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SockofBadKarma

This site needs a new mascot

The owl isn't cutting it, people. Why? Because Duolingo's destined mascot is already in the name!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olingo

Considering the recent discovery of the olinguito, this change is both relevant and rational. Promote the sciences and knowledge of the world by choosing to have a rare, localized species as the mascot instead of the commonplace owl!

His name can be Duo. Duo the olingo, mascot of Duolingo. It's poetic, really. Make it happen!

August 16, 2013

50 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyarra
  • 2620

That is slander...it was obviously Photoshopped!!! Our dear, sweet owl would never commit such an atrocity. jajaja


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samsta

He did what had to be done :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/earth8847

Well that is... weird


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wonderboy6

That's brilliant ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/latinofluency

hahahah! beyond awesome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bird_Brain

Oh Riley! That picture is horrible but also quite alluring.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christine1999

The owl as a criminal? Mhmmm, I think that we discovered some of his dark secrets...;D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyarra
  • 2620

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Save the owl!!! Now, I'm going to have to stop practicing Spanish and go make signs that read SAVE OUR OWL*. My Spanish will suffer! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wonderboy6

salve nuestro búho!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salxandra

We NEED both!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alia_La_Canta

Duo is a good friendly owl who's already well associated with Duolingo, so I think Duo should stay. Its good friend Lingo the Olingo can join him, and then they can do conversation practises together ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyarra
  • 2620

Excellent idea. jajaja


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/r_i_l_e_y

It's a good idea, but too late in my opinion. My allegiance is to the owl. And besides the time and effort put into developing Duo the Owl (which suits the green theme, can we have a green Olingo?), I imagine the dev team would be quite attached to it.

PS. I looked at the wiki page and the Olingo looks like a grumpy bastard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salxandra

The Duo Olingo could be Duo the Owl's side kick. Sort of like, Robin for Batman


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SockofBadKarma

Does it really? Does a green owl make any more sense than a green olingo? At least olingos live in rainforests; most owls are out in, like, dead brown places. And hey, we can make a happy olingo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zippzopp

I never heard of the "wise olingo" but I have heard of the "wise owl" a couple of symbols for the Owl, wisdom, as in wise owl, or you can say he gives a hoot. I look to the owl for wisdom and because he does give a hoot about my learning, ha ha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duttagupta35504

We are followers of Athena. Why should we abandon her for some green mammal?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oheim

I second this. I second any forced pun.


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