[Tweeters] short cut names

Jane Stewart jstewart at olympus.net
Sun Nov 5 13:25:57 PST 2017

Brief names (acronyms) are OK when the audience knows the birds.

In general they are difficult; and discourage new birders.

We want to encourage new birders; so, I say restrain.

We are not an exclusive fraternity.



Jane Stewart

121 Solar Lane

Sequim, WA 98382-8324

(360) 681-2827

jstewart at olympus.net

From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Bud Anderson
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 12:54 PM
To: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] Rude comment from sort of a curmudgeon

A Roughie is actually a fish.

A Rough-legged Hawk is a raptor.

Please help save us from other such "cute" atrocities like "Kessy", "P-bird", and, of course, "Baldy".

And, no, I don't know why "Sharpie" is OK. It just is.

And "Coopie" and "Gossy" just aren't.

OK, I feel better now.


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