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#64180 - 04/06/02 08:08 PM Ostrich Question
Wordwind Offline
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Well, nobody knows what that instrument is called that holds horses by the nose. So here's an ostrich question:

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand? And, if so, does this behavior have a name? I think such a term would be useful. Denial comes to mind, but that ain't the term.

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WildeWind


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#64181 - 04/08/02 12:09 PM Re: Ostrich Question
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Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

No. http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mostrich.html


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#64182 - 04/08/02 06:22 PM Re: Ostrich Question
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In school we were told ostriches didn't really bury their head in the sand, it just looked like it when they put their head down. And I never thought I'd use that piece of information twice.
If someone can make up a word that means get hit with a fish, I'm sure someone has one for bury your head.


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#64183 - 04/08/02 06:27 PM Re: Ostrich Question
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If someone can make up a word that means get hit with a fish, I'm sure someone has one for bury your head.

Well, cornobbled is fish, so ostriduggled is bird.

Bird regards,
WordWidgeon yeah, I still think it's a duck


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#64184 - 04/08/02 06:48 PM Re: ostriduggled
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Now use it correctly in a sentence.


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#64185 - 04/08/02 10:38 PM Re: Ostrich Question
Keiva Offline
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a word ... for bury your head.

to chamberlain



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#64186 - 04/09/02 06:39 AM Re: Ostrich Question
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Well, to chamberlain is better than to chamberpot!

Ostriduggled in a sentence:

"Embarrassed by his linguistic fauxpas, tsuwm ostriduggled his poor head in a stack of lexicons."

How's dat?

Beast regards,
WildeWind


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#64187 - 04/09/02 10:46 AM Re: Horses Noses
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> nobody knows what that instrument is called that holds horses by the nose

Hey! - I do! - it's a "twitch". Didn't see where you asked the question.

Phew - zootsuit mustn't have been looking, she woulda stole my thunder!

stales


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#64188 - 04/09/02 11:09 AM Re: Horses Noses
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Thanks, Stales. Twitch was exactly what I was looking for...under the Cape Buffaloed thread.

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Wordwind


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