Thursday, June 26, 2008

Word of my week: Cootling

Last friday, on the way to P-018 for the REC research seminar, Suzanne told me how she witnessed a heron swallowing a duck chick.

She used the word "duckling" to refer to duck chicks. I asked if it was the english name for it. "I don't know" she said, "I just use this word".

I verified this via internet. Now, I think that the chicks of coots should be referred as cootlings, to be consistent.
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