Date: 10/31/19 6:05 pm
From: John Dillon <kisforkryptonite...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Millet for sparrows
I’d have to say my all-time favorite was a year or so ago when someone was asking, “Has anyone seen the ani today?” But “ani” had been autocorrected to “anus,” which made for a COMPLETELY different inquiry altogether.


John Dillon
Athens, LA



> On Oct 31, 2019, at 7:55 PM, janine robin <janinerobin1982...> wrote:
>
> Trying to compliment a male birder on his checklist...the message read was
> 'I really liked your lust" instead of list....I was very embarrassed.
> Rosalie, no worries, got a nice chuckle out of your faux pas.
>
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 7:01 PM James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>
>> Roselie/LABIRD: we’ve all been the victims of auto-correct on LABIRD or
>> elsewhere, so all is forgiven. In fact, we might start a glossary of
>> frequently auto-corrected terms to have handy for translation. So far, I
>> can think of:
>>
>> “rectories” = rectrices
>> “empires” = empids
>>
>> I know there are others.
>>
>> ===================
>>
>> Dr. J. V. Remsen
>> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
>> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
>> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
>> najames<at>LSU.edu
>>
>>> On Oct 31, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Roselie Overby <rosebird8791...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I just saw my earlier message about the DE Junco that I typed on my
>> iPhone.
>>> Darn autocorrect had it feeding on mullet! White proso millet is the
>>> preferred food. Two more White-throated Sparrows joined the other this
>>> afternoon.
>>>
>>> Roselie Overby
>>
>>
 
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