[Tweeters] Nicknames can work for a larger audience if you introduce them with the widely known name first

dennispaulson at comcast.net dennispaulson at comcast.net
Thu Nov 9 13:38:08 PST 2017


Whatever it was, it was a cutey.
Dennis Paulson
Seattle
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Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 07:16:44 +0000
From: D R <somegum2 at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Nicknames can work for a larger audience if
you introduce them with the widely known name first
To: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart at gmail.com>
Cc: "tweeters at u.washington.edu" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

Wait,
What part of the coot was he eating?
Dave Robichaud
Seattle

On Nov 8, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart at gmail.com<mailto:ecostewart at gmail.com>> wrote:

For people who enjoy referring to birds by names they enjoy calling them by, other than the names the rest of us might have learned in the bird books, I have no trouble with people introducing the bird by the widely known name first, then follow it up with your favorite nickname, when there is no chance of confusing it with another species you would be talking about. I might enjoy saying that "I saw that Bald Eagle grab that coot, then enjoyed watching Baldy eat his booty of a cooty!" No one is likely to be struggling to figure out which bird species you are talking about.

-Stewart Wechsler
www.stewardshipadventures.com<http://www.stewardshipadventures.com>


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