DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Tripps » 02 Dec 2019, 21:04

Stanley wrote:
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as long as I am around there will be at least one critic
Me too - but I'll never mention it. Too much potential for trouble.

Gorillas mentioned elsewhere on the site today.

I've just learned that the Western Gorilla has the correct scientific name 'Gorilla gorilla'.
That's a tautonym - but I'm sure you knew that. :smile: It gets worse - I've just checked it out and it's actually Gorilla gorilla gorilla which is a trinomial. Black mark to clever clogs Victoria Coren-Mitchell.

That's enough gorillas (Ed) :smile:
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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Stanley » 03 Dec 2019, 02:43

Pinus Pinus and Ratus Ratus always amused me..... Never did realloy understand taxonomy....
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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Tizer » 03 Dec 2019, 10:42

The blackbird or song thrush used to be Turdus turdus but for some reason they changed the name. :smile:

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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Tripps » 03 Dec 2019, 10:48

The cogs are starting to turn - I realise that I knew that a wren is called Troglodytes troglodytes.
I wonder why. I see one now and then, but we have no caves at all. :smile:
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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Stanley » 04 Dec 2019, 03:44

David, I think they are actually quite a common bird, we have them up here in Valley Gardens. But being so small they are not so obvious as others. No caves there either...
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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Wendyf » 04 Dec 2019, 07:05

Wrens like to live in holes dry stone walls. We have one who comes into Col's workshop in winter through the sneck hole.

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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Stanley » 05 Dec 2019, 04:13

Lovely! Not enough birds about these days.....
Why Jenny Wren?
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