"mudlark, n." - Word of the Day from the OED

To: "'CanberraBirds'" <>
Subject: "mudlark, n." - Word of the Day from the OED
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:41:46 +1000
Wow you can find out so much by trying. Then again the bird is also called Peewee and several other things that might also go in other directions. I think there is also a bird in America called Pewee. Curious how, many words, which are just symbols, evolve from wrong interpretations and uses and then get defined and we get anxious about the correct use of things that are originally wrong. As in the Magpie-lark or Mudlark is not really a Magpie or a Lark - whatever they are........ Though it is news to me of the name earlier being used for Skylark and other birds.
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From: David McDonald (personal) [
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Fwd: "mudlark, n." - Word of the Day from the OED

Hi, it turns out that 'mudlarks' are not just Magpie-larks - David
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