Bird names

Axel Grude axel.grude at
Wed Mar 11 18:27:37 UTC 2015

When you mentioned albatross two things came to mind:
(The Management regrets that is will not be showing a feature film this evening as it 
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and also

I wonder which of these two would be more well known in Germany? I personally like 
well known names like Albatross, but Ubuntu seems to also go for the more obscure ones 
(Natty Narwhal, Precise Pangolin, Jaunty Jackalope, Trusty Tahr come to mind).


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> *Subject:* Re: Bird names
> *To:* jorgk at, tb-planning at
> *From: *Aceman
> *Sent: *Wednesday, 11/03/2015 14:56:38 14:56 GMT ST +0000 [Week 10]
> So maybe the exact point is to make unknown species/names better known? :) Maybe there is some unpublished symbolic meaning in respect to TB.
> I think Firefox also used names of unknown (to the rest of the world) national parks as codenames for some releases?
> aceman
> ______________________________________________________________
> > Od: "Jörg Knobloch" <jorgk at>
> > Komu: <tb-planning at>
> > Dátum: 11.03.2015 15:47
> > Predmet: Re: Bird names
> >
> >On 11/03/2015 14:44, Chris Ramsden wrote:
> >> Both birds are members of families represented throughout north
> >> america and much of europe and asia. They're hardly rare or scarce. I
> >> suspect your antipodean location make them appear unusual to you.
> >
> >There is a misunderstanding. I used to live in Australia, now back in
> >Germany.
> >
> >Sure we have avocets in Germany (Säbelschnäbler), those white birds who
> >poke their beak in the mud on the coast. We also have buntings (Ammer).
> >The point is: Non-native English speakers (and antipodean ones as well)
> >won't know these names. I guess 99.9% of Germans wouldn't know what an
> >"Ammer" is.
> >
> >If you want "A" and "B", here's a list:
> >
> >
> >Jorg K.
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