These three are related somehow, what is the connection?

  • Peter
  • Pat
  • Pantoufle

The relationship is not based on the presence, or position, of their letters
(for example, they all start with the letter P).


2 Answers 2


Is it:

They are all rabbits


Peter Rabbit, from Beatrix Potter


Pat the Bunny (thanks HDE226868)


A rabbit named Pantoufle, from a novel/movie called Chocolat

  • $\begingroup$ It is indeed rabbit, but your pat is not the reason I used - the link is stronger - should be easy to work out now.... $\endgroup$ May 1, 2016 at 6:04
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    $\begingroup$ @JonathanAllan Hm. Is it Pat the Bunny? $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868
    May 1, 2016 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ @HDE226868 - yep, they are all fictional rabbits! $\endgroup$ May 1, 2016 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ Thought of that, though as I remember it from my baby brother's babyhood, the you had to "pat" the furry bunny - it wasn't actually named Pat. Sorry to nitpick. $\endgroup$ May 2, 2016 at 2:47

All three can be connected by the word


"Peter" could be a reference to

Peter Slipper, an Australian politician.

"Pat" can mean

a pat of butter, which is quite slippery.

"Pantoufle" is simple:

Pantoufle is French for "slipper".

  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid not, the connection is stronger than the link you give for pat. +1 though. $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2016 at 23:13

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