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#177793 - 06/25/08 10:38 PM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: twosleepy]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
 Originally Posted By: twosleepy
 Originally Posted By: The Pook
I wasn't complaining about our native birds, just about the European birds who are displacing them.

Okay, now with the rest of that, you're just bragging! :0)

Yup you bet. Should I list the other native birds we get to enjoy here in Tassie? Or tell you that I used to live on the mainland in an area where we had access to around one third of all Australian bird species? No, better not I guess...

 Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Do you know "Yankee Doodle Dandy"? I would think not, but maybe it's made its way around the world... :0)

Of course! Never underestimate the reach of American cultural imperialism!

Yankee Doodle went to town, riding on a pony...etc

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#177805 - 06/26/08 06:10 PM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: zmjezhd]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
 Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
There's also the Jackdaw which in Czech is kavka whence the author's name Kafka.

What you call Jackdaw = Kavka we call Kauw.I've been thinking hard on which of our birds is actually called "black" even though we have a number of them I can't find any name nearer to black than "grauw" = grey.

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#177806 - 06/26/08 06:37 PM There is no [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
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#177815 - 06/27/08 12:50 PM Re: There is no [Re: Faldage]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
 Originally Posted By: Faldage

last word on words

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#177821 - 06/27/08 02:05 PM Re: There is no [Re: BranShea]
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
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Loc: this too shall pass
 Originally Posted By: BranShea
 Originally Posted By: Faldage

last word on words


now this sort of thing gots to be confusing to a newcomer, one being a live link and the other not.

-joe (it's all in the follow-through) friday

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#177822 - 06/27/08 02:29 PM Re: There is no [Re: tsuwm]
BranShea Offline
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It's by confusion that we learn the difference between a link and an underlined set of words.

today I am the nasty one. I guess the article has still to be written.


Edited by BranShea (06/27/08 02:31 PM)

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#177825 - 06/27/08 03:45 PM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: The Pook]
of troy Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
as a child I went to a parochial (catholic) school in the bronx (a neighborhod made up of 60 to 70% immigrants (another 20% lived with grandparents who were immigrants, even if their parents had been first generation US)

the school had a Music teacher who came in once a week,
2 weeks we learned music (how to read, notes, g clef's and all sorts of technical stuff)
and 2 week a month, we learned songs.

one year (3rd grade? 4th grade?) we learned folk songs of the world--
french,(au claire du la luna) spanish (i forget) and other countries.

lots of english (many of these we knew) some scots, and some strine
wallsing matilda, and Kookaburra were 2 of them (later i learned more strine songs, like "here we are in New south Wales" )

the version i learned (below) is slightly different--but i still remember it.

the Bronx Zoo (with in walking distance of my childhood bronx home had almost NO animals from autralia.. (no, roo's, no koala's, no wombats, no birds)

so i never saw a kookaberrra till i was married, on my honeymoon and visited the hyde park zoo.

I was thrilled.. (and sang the kookaberra song) my ex (stupidly it took 20 years for that to happen,--what can i say, i am a slow learner) walked away from me.. I was so excited (childlike in my glee) he was embarassed by my reaction.

kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
eating all the gum drops he can see,
Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra,
and leave some there for me.
_________________________
my other obsession

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#177836 - 06/27/08 09:00 PM Re: There is no [Re: BranShea]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
 Originally Posted By: BranShea
It's by confusion that we learn the difference between a link and an underlined set of words.

today I am the nasty one. I guess the article has still to be written.

I thought the implication was that it could not be written - ie there IS no last word on words.

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#177842 - 06/28/08 04:01 AM Re: There is no [Re: The Pook]
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
This birdbrain used to chase cars around my Mom's place. He escaped from a farm on the island and went hippie, living wild with a a couple of hens. His tail feathers reached 30 inches and the colours seem truly metallic in the sun.
When I said the pheasant had shown up my cousin, a major bird watcher, flipped and was searching for his binoculars until I pointed out that they wouldn't be needed. The bird was on our deck, pecking holes in the patio door screen.
edited to (hopefully) fix the link


Edited by Zed (06/28/08 04:05 AM)

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#177844 - 06/28/08 05:06 AM Re: There is no [Re: The Pook]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Never mind kicking in the open door, I'm not nasty any more.
(kidding)

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