Keepers of the p.c. flame have renamed New York's grand old Bronx Zoo -- to be known henceforth as the International Wildlife Conservation Park -- feeling that the word zoo has taken on unfortunate connotations. But to be fair, how about neutral names for animals whose names have unsavory second meanings?
SKUNK: Odoriferously active Mustela
WEASEL: Diplomatically dexterous Mustela
SNAKE: Everyone's friend
PIGEON: Excretorily expressive fowl
PIG: Animal of girth
RAT: Long-tailed brother
MOLE: Optically challenged insectivore...