Wesley the Owl - Facts or Fiction? now Re Poop

To: Ian Martin <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Wesley the Owl - Facts or Fiction? now Re Poop
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:14:45 +0930
In "Fauna of Kakadu and the Top End" I used the terms "poo" and "scat"
because I wanted to produce a book that would appeal to both visiting
scientists (like many of my clients) and lay people.

That, by the way, is why I also included humour.  Used as a text by the
University of NSW summer school it is the only fauna book I know that
compares a goanna's hemipene to the tickler condoms one can buy in a sex

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
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on 14/3/10 3:34 PM, Ian Martin at  wrote:

> Hi Syd,
>> From Websters - 3rd meaning for "Poop"
> ---------------------
> poop3
> Slang
> n.
> [prob. < vulgar poop, to break wind, defecate, feces (< ME puopen: see
> POOP2)]
> 1. excrement; feces
> 2. the pertinent facts, esp. current inside information
> vi.
> to defecate
> ---------------------
> ie definitely slang and not scientific ... even in the US  :-0
> Regards
> Ian

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