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bears about as much resemblance to the real world as I do to a small white duck.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 05:59:12 AM EST
Yup. You've caught me out on my weasel words: the only difference between me and a small white duck is that I am, in fact, yellow.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:02:42 AM EST
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An easy mistake to make.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:39:53 AM EST
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Did you just photoshop it?

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:48:04 AM EST
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Yes, I Photoshopped it.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 06:50:17 AM EST
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Taxonomically, Mirafra Colmansi (Irish Lark) bears no relation to the avian shown in your photograph. The Irish Lark, apart from its very active mating periods, is pink, not yellow.

According to wikipedia, the Irish Lark has a high-pitched mating call 'eeetiii - eetiii' sometimes referred to as the 'bog-whine'. Extravagant songs and display flights are also common. Like all larks, there is a willingness to expand in anthropogenic habitats.

Most larks are dull in appearance and feed on insects and seeds. They are rarely egrarious.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 08:56:44 AM EST
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They are rarely egrarious.

egrarious: cross between gregarious (flocking together) and egregious (standing out from the flock).

It follows that, if the lark is rarely egregious, it mostly pals up with other larks. If rarely gregarious, it's a loner.

Contradictory bird. (Irish?)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 09:18:45 AM EST
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I will lay a Reith at the Tomb of St. Typos ;-)

But now you come to analyse it, it does contain an insight into the Irish Lark.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 09:33:43 AM EST
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Hey, is that cute thing used for RFC1149: a wonderful new telecommunication technology to speed up the internet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_over_Avian_Carriers

by Laurent GUERBY on Sat May 26th, 2007 at 01:34:49 PM EST
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