Lisa and I rode out to a park under the bridge across Choctawhatchee bay. The park is about 1/3 of the way across. It happened to be really windy that day, but on the downwind side it was ok. There were a few people fishing and one of them had something on their line. We walked over and said something like, “Looks like you got a fish”. Rather an obvious statement until he pulled it out of the water and it was a stingray. Curious if a stingray was a fish I ask him “Is it a fish?” his reply was “No, its a stingray.” to which I said, “I know, that but is it a fish?” He looked at me really strange. Then his friend says, “how do we get it off the hook?” I walked away as they worked on that.
After the ride, I ask Siri, “Is a stingray a fish”, to which Siri replies “no”. Not sure that I trust Siri, I ask about a few other “fish”. “Hey, Siri is an eel a fish” answer “no”. “Hey, Siri is a salmon a fish” answer “yes”. At this point, I am thinking a stingray is not a fish, but I was kinda thinking all you needed to be a fish was gills and live in water.
Your redneck taxonomy lesson for the day.
Fish are the gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.
Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks.
So that was a fish he caught and Siri does not know what a fish is.