Ekans sounds mysterious, like the name of a rare reptile from the jungles of Borneo where fish slip across the mud. Is it really though? After hours of intense thought, research, and rearranging the letters according to the Fibonacci sequence, we decided to heroically give up on finding the mystery behind the name and possibly deem it not so lazy after all.

Wait. What did you say? Spell it backwards? S-N-A-K-E. Dammit! Really? You just flipped the spelling? That’s so lazy that there’s probably a keyboard shortcut for that. We would have thought of this earlier if we knew they were taking naming advice from Missy Elliot’s “Work It”.