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Old 06-04-2012, 09:48 PM   #81
 
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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.
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.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #83
 
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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I always felt that David Lee Roth and Rod Stewart had rooster-like qualities.

And Mick Jagger. And Steven Tyler. C.ocks of the walk.
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Oh my!!! That's just hysterical.
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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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