Re: Common Names

Subject: Re: Common Names
From: Peter Pfeiffer <>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 13:33:20
Glenn Ingram wrote :

>the 70s. Basically, what we have seen is the development of
>Australian-received names (in the formal,  linguistic sense) for birds,
>such as Black-necked Stork, while the plebs, most of the Australian
>population (the underclass in the bird sense) use slang, such as the
>informality, Jabiru.
>What's wrong with Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo its got rhythm and metre.
>That's only two more syllables than kookaburra, which is nothing to laugh

  Funeral Cockatoo sounds good for the YTBC.  I think there is a lot of
interest in which common names appear in which locality and why.



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