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bilby commented on the word ascension flightless crake
How could it ascend if it was flightless?
February 9, 2009
rolig commented on the word ascension flightless crake
Could this be the flightless crake from Ascension Island? Or perhaps it can fly or glide but can't manage an ascension flight (so this shoud really be the "ascension-flight-less crake"). But I'm going with the toponymic interpretation.
But surely it wasn't named Ascension in prehistoric times, unless our wee avian dinosaurs had a vision. So I prefer your second theory, which is full o' fruit ;-)
reesetee commented on the word ascension flightless crake
It was discovered, after it became extinct, to have been endemic to Ascension Island.
February 10, 2009
But it is a little mean, isn't it?, to name a flightless bird "Ascension". Sort of like calling the fat kid "Slim" or the kid with Coke™-bottle glasses "Hawkeye".
February 11, 2009
I agree. Not very thoughtful, was it?
Does that make it a Jumbo Shrimp? :-)
Hmm...it just might fit.
February 12, 2009
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