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“What color is your eyeshadow?”
Tag yourself I’m RESEARCH CHEMICALS
I wish it was ‘eat the rude’, but there’s ‘manbeef’, ‘gun show’, ‘don’t cry too loud’ and ‘dad why don’t you love me’.
Unsure whether am WEASELS RIP MY FLESH or Dad why don’t you love me or maybe RESEARCH CHEMICALS and I am sort of uncomfortable with how accurate af this all is.
SWAMP CROTCH sets off the blue of my eyes.
Guelta Archei, Sahara Desert, Chad.
I was musing about robins a while ago. Growing up, I always thought that Christmas card artists had never seen a robin before (UK vs US robin), but now I realize that many English-speaking countries have robins.
Birds are to scale, eggs are not.
Yes, thank you.
So basically what you’re saying is that the criterion for “robin” is any fucking bird with some red around the face/chest area except New Zealand who were like “fuck it anyway” and went out looking for the first bird they saw.
… At least ours is biggest.
I don’t know how you came to that conclusion based on this post… :D
… but isn’t the UK bird known as Robin Redbreast? IT’S ORANGE
HELLO AND WELCOME TO ONE OF MY FAVOURITE LANGUAGE FACTS
In Dutch it’s quite literally called a “redchest” (roodborstje), and yes, here too they are orange. But what we now call orange used to fall under the name “red” (or sometimes yellow-red). It was only after the introduction of the orange (the fruit) that people started calling things “orange”, after the fruit. But by then the bird had already gotten its name.
You know, I knew about a norange > an orange, but never considered what the colour was before orange.
I even knew that purple used to be what we call red, but I think that shifted earlier on.
@edsperegrine! (The two of us have discussed the difference between American and European robins. I didn’t realise there were MORE of them!)
Also, I didn’t know that the colour robin egg blue is named for the American robin’s eggs. It’s quite a surprise to see that our birds’ eggs are a speckled beige.
(Image description: drawings of the birds known as ‘robins’ in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the USA/Canada, and their eggs.)
Fossa legends could fill a book! Tales passed along include the belief that the scent left by a fossa kills poultry, the animal can contract its eye pupils so they will disappear completely, and that the fossa creeps into homes and steals babies from their cribs. (photo by Paul E.M.)