Moth Mystery

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I've only seen one luna moth in my life. It was so beautiful. Another favorite more often seen moth around here is the cecropia. Here's a pic of one of their caterpillers I found awhile back. Big sucker.

Hawks and eagles have certainly made a comeback. Love to see them. I belong to a wildlife rehabilitation center here and it's surprising how many people shoot birds of prey. A$$holes.

fifi, your boss was flogged with a rooster as a child? how odd.
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I've only seen one luna moth in my life. It was so beautiful. Another favorite more often seen moth around here is the cecropia. Here's a pic of one of their caterpillers I found awhile back. Big sucker.

Hawks and eagles have certainly made a comeback. Love to see them. I belong to a wildlife rehabilitation center here and it's surprising how many people shoot birds of prey. A$$holes.

fifi, your boss was flogged with a rooster as a child? how odd.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Jeep!! It's a beautiful caterpillar and how fantastic that you belong to a wildlife rehab center. There are no centers in my town, but we have several individuals who do this. I respect their work.

Yes, my boss was flogged by a rooster as a child, and taunted by them as an adult. lol. I actually have another friend who was flogged by a rooster (my great Aunts rooster in fact) and he is terrified of them (chickens in general) as well.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I love the look of that caterpillar.

The rooster and chicken issue is just too peculiar for me.

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I love the look of that caterpillar.

The rooster and chicken issue is just too peculiar for me.
Originally Posted by claudine19
I have no idea why that's peculiar. Stay away from the old 'Banty' rooster is an expression I've heard all my life. I know it describes a breed but it also is used to describe a flogging rooster, or a cocky man. A rooster is in fact a chicken so... They can jump, they can fly - even more so if wings are not clipped. Banties are lighter and could fly farther so I assumed that spurred the term. As Ruby would say, "I despise a flogging rooster. Let's stick him in a pot." LOL



Now cornering my boss with one to scare him, yes that's peculiar, but still funny- especially if you knew him.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Well, to be honest, my experience with roosters is pretty much limited to watching Foghorn Leghorn in cartoons, and he always seemed pretty affable, except toward wanna-be chicken hawks and dogs.

Now, geese I know are mean. But I do love a gosling, whether in fluffy avian or blonde Ryan form.

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Ok, so a flogging rooster is a rooster that attacks someone, right? In my mind (and maybe claudine's?) the word flogging meant someone picked up a rooster and beat your boss with it. So I was confused.
I've been attacked by roosters and geese before. I still love them tho. : )
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I thought the same thing as Jeepy: that someone hit your boss with a rooster.

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Oh no no no!!! The definition of flogging: to flap or flutter wings. Not to beat. No, no one beat my boss with a chicken. Yes, that would be strange as hell.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Merriam-Webster says it's to beat someone with a whip or sticks. So, I made the leap that your boss was struck with either a very angry live or limply indifferent dead rooster.

I think we've run into a colloquialism. Sorry for misunderstanding.

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And Claudine, I have limited experience with them myself.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I always felt that David Lee Roth and Rod Stewart had rooster-like qualities.

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It does have more than one definition. I promise. To flap or flutter is one used when talking about attacking creatures with wings.

It is a colloquial expression only used when talking about attacking chickens/roosters. My mind wouldn't have gone to the other definition, at all. That's a fowl one, absolutely no pun intended.

And check MW again. I have their app on my phone and just looked. Used as an intransitive verb: flap/flutter. And yes, I agree on Rod Stewart especially.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 06-05-2012 at 12:20 PM.
I really love how this conversation went.




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^ lol. I was throughly confused. If I have any more discussions about chickens, I will say attacking to avoid further misunderstandings.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

And though I can't speak for Jeepy, I will do my best not to imagine pirates or medieval methods of physical punishment when "flogging" is mentioned.

I'm not saying it won't be a challenge.


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No, no one beat my boss with a chicken. Yes, that would be strange as hell.

Oh my gosh that was all so funny. And had nothing to do with moths! hahaha.
Now that I know what a flogging chicken is, feel free to keep using it fifi!
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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Last edited by jeepcurlygurl; 06-05-2012 at 12:49 PM.
I always felt that David Lee Roth and Rod Stewart had rooster-like qualities.
Originally Posted by claudine19

And Mick Jagger. And Steven Tyler. C.ocks of the walk.
Oh my!!! That's just hysterical.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I think it's the yellow hair on the "gentlemen" I mentioned, but they all strut.

I'm not a big fan of men who strut.

I didn't like Sheena Easton's song about it, either. The lyrics always confused me.
It sounded like she sang, "Strut -huh-strut it up/it's what you want for dinner!"

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I also was trying to understand why your boss was hit with a chicken. I feel so much better now.


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