Confucius said, "The beginning of wisdom, is to call things by their proper
> On 10 May 2015, at 11:10 am, Stephen <> wrote:
> If you'd read the "Poultry, Birds, etc" column in the Saturday "SMH" in the
> '60s, you have seen tons of ads for "turks, bourkes" and other parrots.
> Nobody had any doubt what they were, and they have been "turks" to me ever
> since. Actually, at that time they were more formally called "turquoisines",
> by Sydney bird dealers anyway.
> I don't mind precision in names, as it prevents confusion, so I'm happy to
> be corrected.
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