coots' foods

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Subject: coots' foods
From: John Harris <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:43:09 +0000

What rhymes with omnivorous?

Well carnivorous obviously and herbivorous. The onlyother word I can think of his ‘cadaverous’.

Not a good word for a poem. Too pale and wan and, well, too cadaverous really.







From: Lia Battisson <>
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Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017 at 10:16 am
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Subject: RE: FW: [canberrabirds] coots' foods


Coots are cute,

Their diets vary,

They eat plants and snails,

But not dairy.


From: Martin Butterfield [
Sent: Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:10 AM
To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
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Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] coots' foods


What rhymes with "omnivorous"? 😁


On 14 September 2017 at 10:07, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

We’ve got coots in our garden,

in southern New South Wales.

I say they eat our lettuce,

Tom says they eat the snails.


From: Suzanne EDGAR [
Sent: Thursday, 14 September 2017 9:32 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] coots' foods


Dear Cogs,

Am hav ing dispute with fellow poet who, relying on Wiki, wants to say coots are omnivorous; I cite Schodde & Tidemann who say vegetarian; verdict please




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