Date: 1/2/18 2:22 pm
From: Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Let's use words gooder this year (no siting)
Forgot to properly sign off...

Brandon Caswell
Marion

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Brandon Caswell <brandon.caswell83...>
> wrote:

> Birders,
>
> I was given the gracious option as an "Admin" with the Facebook "Iowa
> Birding" group. One of my rolls is to admit new members. Facebook has
> added an option for people to answer a basic question, which is a way to
> keep spammers out. The question is, "What is your favorite bird?". While
> some just list their favorite bird, many take the question seriously and
> are passionate about their answers. I read every answer and if there is
> one thing I can tell you it is this, the vast majority of people either
> indicate they are new to birding or you can tell they are new because of
> how they spell things. I'd say nearly 99.5% of answers have misspellings
> of common bird names.
>
> While I see some merit in Bill's email to the IOU Listerv, I also
> acknowledge that Paul is correct in that we need to be sensitive of the
> next "generation" of birders. Iowa Birding is closing in on 3,000 members
> and many of them will get exposure to the IOU through the group. We have
> tried to redirect the usage of bird nomenclature, but it seems that we have
> let it go for good reasons. If I recall correctly, we once had a woman get
> extremely angry over the correction of "American Bald Eagle" to simply,
> "Bald Eagle". Those who eventually choose to take their birding passion to
> the next step will eventually see there are proper bird names and
> spellings. Lets not lose potential people to our community because they
> say, "Gold finch" or "Canadian Geese".
>
> Good birding,
> Brandon
>
> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 3:49 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for taking it out of contents Paul!
>> It's Shaun, not Shawn 😉
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>>
>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 3:32 PM, Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> wrote:
>>
>> Shawn,
>>
>> Though I do not enjoy Bill's annual reminders, we do recognize that newer
>> birders do not always understand our lingo. Additionally, correct English
>> and naming of birds is important.
>>
>> Your response, written to the entire IOU listserve, does seem to confirm
>> that your are one of the sophomoric entities that he is referring to.
>>
>> If you wish to criticize someone you disagree with then at least do it in
>> a private way. I think you owe Bill a public apology.
>>
>> Good Bless and good birding to you, Shaun.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Paul O. Roisen*
>> *Woodbury County, IA*
>> *Mobile 712-301-2817 <(712)%20301-2817>*
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 1:12 PM, Shaun Chandler <shaunrchandler...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Please tell me you are just joking?
>>>
>>> Shaun Chandler
>>> Carroll
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless iPhone
>>>
>>> On Jan 2, 2018, at 1:04 PM, drbeel <drbeel...> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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:
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> 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".
>>>
>>> Respectfully,
>>> Bill Scheible
>>> Cedar Rapids
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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