Andrey (azangru) wrote,

One of my fairly recent discoveries on Reddit was that a cockatoo is not a kind of parrot. At least not in colloquial English.

And this seems to be a pretty important point for some. Because it got picked up by Pratchett:

"They’re just ordinary people who breed canaries and things as a hobby. Their chairman lives next door to me... This stuff is important to him! My goodness, but it’s dull. It’s all about Best of Breed and some changes in the show rules about parrots which they argued for two hours... They’ve got no say in who runs the city but they can damn well see to it that cockatoos aren’t lumped in with parrots"

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    Which/whose corporate interests is he talking about? Which corporations are interested in what? I am so confused.

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    Two appearances of Noam Chomsky, in which he goes hard on the unvaccinated. Take, traffic rules, he says. Suppose, he says, I don't want to…

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    Joe Rogan's episode with Michael Shellenberger is very good.

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