Whats in a name

To: Alan Gillanders <>, Dave Torr <>
Subject: Whats in a name
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 07:10:23 +0930
My relatives regard the emu not as a bird but in some ways like a kangaroo.
Both were big game.


On 27/7/07 6:55 AM, "Alan Gillanders" <>

> "And what about Kolariwikwik for wading birds?"
> This raises the issue of taxonomy. My Wik cousins knew of Sarus Cranes many
> deccades ago and even though they applied a different name for them to the
> general crane name, they were thoughtof as males and Brolgas as females. Two
> very different mollucs (to my western viewpoint) shared a name because they
> were collected, cooked and eaten in the same manner. Meanwhile a third
> species very closely related to one of the former had a different name as it
> was starvation food only.
> Regards.
> Alan


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