FW: [canberrabirds] 'Guinea fowl keets for sale from $10 each'

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] 'Guinea fowl keets for sale from $10 each'
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:11:14 +1100
And maybe a bit beyond the mid-20thC, too ...

Lorikeet Day (2)
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Subject:        Lorikeet Day (2)
From:   "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date:   Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:32:29 +1100

....  They were feeding on blossoms, and, unlike the 'keets, on buds and
lerps as well. 

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From: Con Boekel  
Sent: Wednesday, 3 December 2014 9:16 AM
Subject: 'Guinea fowl keets for sale from $10 each'

The Australian National Dictionary Centre has entries for 'keets' as a short
form for 'lorikeets'. In use from the 19thC until the mid-20thC.

On 2/12/2014 6:19 PM, David McDonald (personal) wrote:
> Someone yesterday posted to the Wamboin & Bywong Hub Facebook page 
> 'Guinea fowl keets for sale from $10 each.'
> Probably everyone but me already knew that keets are young guinea fowls.
> One problem, though: it is not in the Oxford English Dictionary. A few 
> citations in Trove. I have now submitted it to the OED for 
> consideration next time they get to revise 'ke'.
> For info - David
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