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  • Obsolete nickname for the chuck-will’s-widow, a type of nightjar.

    December 7, 2007

  • This is the best ever.

    December 8, 2007

  • Yep, I love this one. The only thing I can come up with for its origin is my theory that it's an approximation of the bird's call (which is also where it gets its current name).

    December 9, 2007

  • I was walking through a park in 1989 and there was an odd noise coming from a stand of trees. At first I thought it went, "chicks are hell and they bite, okay?" But that couldn't have been right. I realised, as a bird flitted above me and shat on my wonderment, that it must have been a twixt-hell-and-the-white-oak.

    December 9, 2007

  • Ah, but it couldn't have been, unless you were walking through a park in the middle of the night! These are nocturnal, these twixt(s)-hell(s)-and-the-white(s)-oak(s) are.

    This is a time for Soundie.

    December 9, 2007

  • *worried about who knows what I do in parks at night*

    December 9, 2007

  • *decides not to ask bilby anything else*

    December 10, 2007