Date: 1/2/18 11:12 am
From: Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Please tell me you are just joking?

Shaun Chandler
Carroll

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> On Jan 2, 2018, at 1:04 PM, drbeel <drbeel...> wrote:
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> Birders, 2017 saw a number of misused and misspelled words creep into posts to the IOU listserve, so let's all strive to correct some of these common errors:
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> Wigeon, not Widgeon
> Kestrel, not Kestral
> Siskin, not Sisken
> Shoveler, not Shovellor
> Downy, not Downey
> Canada, not Canadian (Geese)
> Sandhill, not Sandhills (Cranes)
> sighting, not siting
> morph, not phase
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> And that most hackneyed of non-words,
> the regrettable "shorbs". Golly, the mere addition of four letters converts this sophomoric jumble into the accurate and wholly understandable "shorebirds".
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> Respectfully,
> Bill Scheible
> Cedar Rapids
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