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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2010,13:42   

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Random thought: I am still in awe that the Mésanges Charbonnières are refered to in english as Great Tits.

The wonders of languages...


Blame the English. They're the ones that came up with the bright idea to call any small passerine species a 'tit'. Though I must confess to the delight at the thought of explaining to other people in parks that the binoculars I carry are for looking for and at tits.  :D

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we IDists rule in design for the flagellum and cilium largely because they do look designed.  Bilbo

The only reason you reject Thor is because, like a cushion, you bear the imprint of the biggest arse that sat on you. Louis

  
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