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I stand corrected.  This bird did read R&E, but just skimmed it for the
good parts.

-Allen Gathman
Pocahontas, MO

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:17 PM, Edge Wade <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> An illiterate bird (in my vocabulary) is one that cannot read the bird
> books, bar graphs, and/or annotated checklists, so appears way too early,
> too late, or in the wrong place altogether.
>
> A semi-illiterate bird is one that may be able to read the bird books and
> checklists, but has difficulty with understanding a calendar or
> human-generated geographic divisions, so is somewhere a bit early, a bit
> late, or on the wrong side of an invisible line.
>
> These birds are what give records committees a reason to exist and things
> to do--like topics to discuss over beer, writing books, updating checklists
> and re-drawing bar graphs.
>
> Bodacious birding,
>
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
>
> On Sep 10, 2015, at 1:04 PM, Larry Lade wrote:
>
> That is a new one for me, a "semi-literate bird". One that can barely read
> and/or write?
>
> What am I missing here? Is that an "Edge-ism" or "Egg-ism" or ?
>
> Larry Lade
> St. Joseph, MO
>
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