Bird names

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Mar 11 12:14:42 UTC 2015


On 11/03/15 01:35, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> sadly my connection to Mozilla's servers was super slow during the
> biweekly meeting yesterday so I couldn't connect.
> Now I've read in the minutes about the planned bird names: Avocet and
> bunting.

In the UK, at least, "bunting" is this stuff:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunting_%28textile%29#mediaviewer/File:June_19th_"Bunting".jpg

It may be a bird, but few people know that.

> As English is my second language - despite living in Australia for 16
> years - I've never heard of these birds.
> Sure enough, avocet can be found by Google, bunting is a little harder,
> you need search for "bunting bird".

When I heard "Avocet", I thought of the missiles. (But they are "Exocet".)

Gerv



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