Re: birding-aus Twitching

To: Atriplex Services <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Twitching
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 17:35:08 +1000
Atriplex Services wrote:
> I think Trevor is spot on with all his comments about the term
> "twitching" and its impact on the general public; particularly the
> unfortunate mental image conjured up, of some poor, eccentric nerd who
> needs to get a life, litterally twitching with excitement at the
> prospect of seeing a bird. (This is no longer MY mental image because I
> now know better, but it used to be..) Its hardly a good marketing image
> for a sane body of people with a worthwhile cause to support, is it? I
> much prefer the term bird race.
> Anne

Why don't you use a term that has wide currency and easily understood
like "tick" or "list" and turn it into your event name -

like tickathon, listathon, ornilistathon ...

alternatively you could have the golden binoculars award ...

Regards, Laurie
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