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2020-11-29 4:41:59 PM  
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2020-11-29 5:17:59 PM  
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2020-11-29 5:21:08 PM  
Daily Fail picture editors are surprisingly gullible
 
2020-11-29 5:27:53 PM  
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2020-11-29 5:29:04 PM  
Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds doing what they do to evade a predator. Slow news day, I guess.
 
2020-11-29 5:39:14 PM  
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2020-11-29 5:41:22 PM  

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2020-11-29 5:42:00 PM  
Foreboding? The Mail never stops being stupid. It's a bunch of starlings doing what they do.
 
2020-11-29 5:45:43 PM  

Wendigogo: Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds...


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2020-11-29 5:48:23 PM  
That's some nice Photoshop work there, Lou.
 
2020-11-29 5:56:12 PM  

BafflerMeal: Wendigogo: Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds...

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc​e​-nature/the-invasive-species-we-can-bl​ame-on-shakespeare-95506437/
 
2020-11-29 5:59:24 PM  
I want to see the pic from three seconds after that pic was taken.

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2020-11-29 6:03:33 PM  
Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.
 
2020-11-29 6:04:10 PM  

Wendigogo: BafflerMeal: Wendigogo: Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds...

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science​-nature/the-invasive-species-we-can-bl​ame-on-shakespeare-95506437/


"Storton's Pits reserve
An amateur photogrpaher captured the incredible moment a sparrowhawk attacked a murmuration of starlings at a nature reserve in Northampton, Northants."

RIF
 
2020-11-29 6:04:29 PM  

Wendigogo: BafflerMeal: Wendigogo: Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds...

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science​-nature/the-invasive-species-we-can-bl​ame-on-shakespeare-95506437/


The article's from the UK. They aren't invasive over there.
 
2020-11-29 6:04:53 PM  

hissatsu: Foreboding? The Mail never stops being stupid. It's a bunch of starlings doing what they do.


Exactly. The only slightly eerie thing about it is how they have perfect group coordination of movement if you've never seen it before. No different from a giant school of fish. It'd be nice if people could drive like that
/the Mail never ceases to fail in churning out the Fail
 
2020-11-29 6:12:34 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Wendigogo: BafflerMeal: Wendigogo: Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds...

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science​-nature/the-invasive-species-we-can-bl​ame-on-shakespeare-95506437/

The article's from the UK. They aren't invasive over there.


Starlings are from Europe. It doesn't matter that they're not invasive "over there". They're still considered an invasive species.
 
2020-11-29 6:13:38 PM  
Ive seen a big flock,whoops, murmuration before, thousands of birds, almost had an accident cause i was staring at it so intently trying to figure out what it was...
 
2020-11-29 6:15:48 PM  
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2020-11-29 6:19:26 PM  

hissatsu: Foreboding? The Mail never stops being stupid. It's a bunch of starlings doing what they do.


And the starlings learned that from watching the anchovies.

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2020-11-29 6:46:41 PM  

Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.


Murmuration.

Murmur
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2020-11-29 6:50:16 PM  
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2020-11-29 7:07:50 PM  

Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.


Collective animal nouns are bullshiat, most only started use in the 1990s when dumb internet lists became a thing.
Stop corrupting the language, don't use them.
 
2020-11-29 7:10:50 PM  
a murmuration of starlings

Anyone, let alone a professional writer, using these ridiculous terms deserves a hard kick to the nuts.
 
2020-11-29 7:25:18 PM  

LiberalConservative: Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.

Collective animal nouns are bullshiat, most only started use in the 1990s when dumb internet lists became a thing.
Stop corrupting the language, don't use them.


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2020-11-29 7:58:25 PM  
No its not. It's wasting time om click bate!
 
2020-11-29 8:02:58 PM  

Wendigogo: Ivo Shandor: Wendigogo: BafflerMeal: Wendigogo: Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds...

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science​-nature/the-invasive-species-we-can-bl​ame-on-shakespeare-95506437/

The article's from the UK. They aren't invasive over there.

Starlings are from Europe. It doesn't matter that they're not invasive "over there". They're still considered an invasive species.


From a scientific standpoint, a species is only considered invasive when considered in the context of a non-native habitat.  It's habitat-specific, not descriptive of a general "tendency to invade".  An animal can't invade a biome it's ill-suited to, or out-competed in.

LiberalConservative: Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.

Collective animal nouns are bullshiat, most only started use in the 1990s when dumb internet lists became a thing.
Stop corrupting the language, don't use them.


That article is one big, clumsy circular argument.  It can't decide whether it wants to embrace or disregard prescriptivism, and it makes a mess of the argument for "common usage".  

Animal group nouns existed hundreds of years before the internet, and they are not "commonly used" because talking about a bunch of rhinos or whales isn't something most people do on a regular basis.  However, if you find a group of people who do, like say, zoologists or behavioral researchers, you'll have a sense of whether the group nouns are part of the lexicon.

They are technical terms that are generally either considered poetic, or borderline pedantic in common use.  Use them if you want, or don't, but either way, get over it.
 
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2020-11-29 8:17:47 PM  

Z-clipped: Wendigogo: Ivo Shandor: Wendigogo: BafflerMeal: Wendigogo: Seriously. It's a bunch of invasive birds...

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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science​-nature/the-invasive-species-we-can-bl​ame-on-shakespeare-95506437/

The article's from the UK. They aren't invasive over there.

Starlings are from Europe. It doesn't matter that they're not invasive "over there". They're still considered an invasive species.

From a scientific standpoint, a species is only considered invasive when considered in the context of a non-native habitat.  It's habitat-specific, not descriptive of a general "tendency to invade".  An animal can't invade a biome it's ill-suited to, or out-competed in.

LiberalConservative: Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.

Collective animal nouns are bullshiat, most only started use in the 1990s when dumb internet lists became a thing.
Stop corrupting the language, don't use them.

That article is one big, clumsy circular argument.  It can't decide whether it wants to embrace or disregard prescriptivism, and it makes a mess of the argument for "common usage".  

Animal group nouns existed hundreds of years before the internet, and they are not "commonly used" because talking about a bunch of rhinos or whales isn't something most people do on a regular basis.  However, if you find a group of people who do, like say, zoologists or behavioral researchers, you'll have a sense of whether the group nouns are part of the lexicon.

They are technical terms that are generally either considered poetic, or borderline pedantic in common use.  Use them if you want, or don't, but either way, get over it.


I had learned murmuration of starlings in grade school well before the 90s. Also murder of crows, exaltation of larks, pod of whales, and others. I also saw a murmuration of starlings when I was in England. Truly striking to see it in person. Like seeing a school of fish, but it is birds flying.
 
2020-11-29 8:21:00 PM  

LiberalConservative: Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.

Collective animal nouns are bullshiat, most only started use in the 1990s when dumb internet lists became a thing.
Stop corrupting the language, don't use them.


That's about the same as your id - utterly nonsensical.

For example, look up how old "a murder of crows" is.

You lose.
 
2020-11-29 8:39:04 PM  
I remember all too well the starlings of State College PA. They were so thick that at least one dog walker put a raincoat on her pooch to keep the bird poop off. And how the cops roamed the town blaring starling distress calls at about 200 dB to encourage the starlings to leave. I thought we were under attack. Good times.
 
2020-11-30 12:28:42 AM  
Anyone else here have ADHD so bad the reason your link submissions fail is because you're submitting URLs you followed from Fark Main?

I'm thinking of starting a support group.
 
2020-11-30 8:55:22 AM  

LiberalConservative: Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.

Collective animal nouns are bullshiat, most only started use in the 1990s when dumb internet lists became a thing.
Stop corrupting the language, don't use them.


Why do you hate language?
 
2020-11-30 10:21:08 AM  

whitroth: LiberalConservative: Weatherkiss: Today I learned a group of starlings is called a murmation.

Collective animal nouns are bullshiat, most only started use in the 1990s when dumb internet lists became a thing.
Stop corrupting the language, don't use them.

That's about the same as your id - utterly nonsensical.

For example, look up how old "a murder of crows" is.

You lose.


Take another look at my post. See the word most?
My username... my profile says its silly. Can you even read, bro?
 
2020-11-30 12:22:45 PM  

LiberalConservative: My username... my profile says its silly. Can you even read, bro?


It's only silly if you think "Liberal" and "Conservative" are opposites or opposing philosophies. They aren't at all, except in their most colloquial senses.  However, "Liberal Conservative" doesn't actually convey what you meant it to.  You're actually more of a conservative liberal.
 
2020-11-30 12:23:37 PM  

LiberalConservative: Take another look at my post. See the word most?


Still wrong.
 
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