Re; Escapers versus wild birds.

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re; Escapers versus wild birds.
From: "Paul Walbridge" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 18:08:21 +1000
Philip Veerman wrote;
By the way, the plural of escapee is escapees, DEFINATELY NOT escapee's (which only makes sense followed by a noun, to mean some property of the escapee). Also by usual grammar, one who escapes should be called an escaper (even if that word is not generally used). The escapee is the one to whom an escape occurs, that is the prior owner. If the bird is released, the bird is a releasee and the person releasing it is a releaser.
Thanks Philip,  for your usual interesting discourse on this forum, one LITTLE  bone to point out though. Whilst on the subject of  grammar & YOU are making a point here, shouldn't one say 'DEFINITELY NOT' escapees. Cheers, not trying  to be boring - Paul Walbridge.
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