Important question: do you say

if it depends on the context please share your process!

I was raised by one person who only said rabbit and one person who only said bunny, for me rabbits are the ones you see outside and bunnies are when they're babies or cartoons

@checkervest my process is very similar to yours, with the caveat that the kids call them "bunnies" no matter where they are. so if I see one outside and I want the kids to come see it I tell them there's a bunny, but the other day I saw a bunch of them outside at once and told my spouse we had a family of rabbits in the yard

@balrogboogie aww that's so cute! it's really wild how much this seems to be depending on context for people, I love that

@balrogboogie @checkervest exactly this! and same as @infernusgoatus, when I'm talking to a bun they are "bunny rabbit" lol

@MmeLibertine @balrogboogie @infernusgoatus I really love this! I think the only times I ever use "bunny rabbit" is if I'm exaggerating my accent

@checkervest when I refer to a pet rabbit, I usually say "rabbit", but a wild bun is usually a bunny

I also sometimes say "bun", obviously

@neoncoughh ahh totally forgot about bun! thank you so much, I love this distinction

@checkervest they're bunnies when they're being particularly cute (which is often), rabbits when I'm talking more serious, and bunny rabbits when I'm directly addressing them ("hello bunny rabbit")

- Bunny by default
- Rabbit only when being scientifically specific
- bunny rabbit when something is especially adorable
- "bunnies rabbit" when I'm being an utter goofball

@checkervest I don't remember the first time someone got indignant near me about "attorneys general" but clearly they made a grave and irreversible mistake (not that I disagree with the appropriate grammar there, but this was the only logical endpoint)

@checkervest extra wrinkle now that I live in the southwest: jackrabbit

@douglasfur oh dang I totally forgot about that one, I really wish polls had more than four options

@checkervest so fun fact: part of the weird couple's argot gf and I have developed over the years involves truncating the kiddie form of the names of pets to their last syllable, so cats become "nous" (truncated form of "minou," childish colloquial for "cat"; rhymes with "new"), dogs become "tous" (truncated form of "pitou," childish colloquial for "dog"; rhymes with "too"), and rabbits become "pins" (truncated form of "lapin," or rabbit; rhymes with the French for "bread")

@checkervest if its a prince with a thousand enemies, that's a rabbit. everything else is a bunny.

@checkervest I usually say bunny but sometimes other people are calling them rabbits or I become aware of the fact that not everyone calls them bunnies so I'll throw in a rabbit every now and then

@prplecake I wish the poll could fit more options! I've seen a couple of people say bun now

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