Date: 2/22/21 1:19 pm
From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] PS re Pine Grosbeaks at Technology Park
I read recently that there's an old Swedish name for Pine Grosbeaks, 'silly
fool', for the same reason. After repeated Google searching, I've yet to
find the actual phrase in Swedish.

If anyone here knows Swedish and has heard of this name, I'd love to hear
what it is in the original Swedish. "Dumt idiot", perhaps?


On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 3:56 PM Maeve Kim <maevekim7...> wrote:

> The apparent comfort of these birds as we, two big humans, stood within
> yards and ooh-ed and aah-ed reminded me that years ago I read a novel set
> in Newfoundland, and the locals called these birds “mopes” because they’re
> a slow-moving species and appear to be quite tame.
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center

Richard | @richlitt <> |
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