Re: Abreviations

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Subject: Re: Abreviations
From: "EDWIN VELLA" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 19:54:26 +1100
To birding Aus

I totally agree with Keith's point about turning off a new birdo and those
mentioned by others. We must understand that we are sending messages to a
whole range of birdo's not just those that know every abbreviated birding
name or term. Even though I am aware of some abbreviations like BFCS
(Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike), YFHE (Yellow-faced Honyeater) or GST (not
Howard's tax, but a Grey Shrike-thrush), but an OZPO sounds ridiculous.

Let's make messages more understandable and stick to plain English names to
keep matters simpler.

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To: Birding-AUS <>
Date: Friday, January 22, 1999 3:14
Subject: Abreviations

>I agree with David's comments entirely. What turn off for a new "Birdo"
>confronted with a string of letters instead of a name as well as some one
>like myself who's grey matter is not as agile as it used to be.
>So lets stick to plain English when naming birds posted to

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