What is in a name?

To: "Birding-aus \(E-mail\)" <>
Subject: What is in a name?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:42:19 +1000
What is the basis to this complaint that "Black-necked Stork" is too much of a 
mouthful? Have you looked at the names of many of our honeyeaters, 
cuckoo-shrikes, fairy-wrens, etc. Most are longer than Black-necked Stork.

By the way, my trivial off topic reminder to all of you who forwarded these 
messages ironically discussing word use and pedantry. I'll mention again: 
"Whats" is not a word.


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