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Named after the television character which is not real but like HIV appears to be real because it’s all in our imaginations, sponges have different attributes like people so they get named differently.
Basically they all do the same thing.
We have this same problem with naming viruses.
Some are named like this: Horrors In Virology (HIV) and others are named like this: FLU for inFLUenza.
They are all viruses, which are cell shit and how they name these things is all over the place.
Some of the names are scary in themselves, like naming a movie “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” where many chainsaws got chopped up into pieces.
When we get over the flu they should call it outfluenza.
Flu viruses are immune deficiency viruses in humans.
These should be called HIIDV – Human Influenza Immune Deficiency Virus if we are to be consistent with naming things.
Feature image of the cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants ride at the Mall of America by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH and is in the public domain
Additional image snapshot of Wikipedia entry on the Spongebob fungus