Tuesday, March 15, 2022

WORD OF THE DAY: SCALLYWAG

The Grackles and the Starlings, who remind me of the word ...

"Scallywag"

A person (or in this case, the above) who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous, rather than harmful, way.  Another word we could use would be "Rascal".



30 comments:

  1. Looking at the birds, scallywag is a good name for them.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, I have been watching them quite a bit on their return. The word came to me almost immediately :)

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  2. I like 'em both. I think they get a bad wrap.

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  3. The word does fit them well. They do tend to scare off all the other birds but I've always been impressed by their colors

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    1. Thank you Ann, they are especially striking when the sun shines on their feathers :)

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    1. fico feliz que tenha gostado. Muito obrigado! Um abraço e continuação de boa semana :)

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  5. Hello,
    Scallywag, is a good name for the Starlings.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, I thought so too :) You take care and enjoy your day also.

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  6. I won't look at grackles the same way again without thinking of this!

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    1. So glad Jeanie, I have met loads of scallywags these last few days :)

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  7. For these two species I like rascal rather than scallywag. Crows are great rascals.

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    1. Rascal is a good name Red, and I feel the same way about crows :)

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  8. I like the word scallywag better than rascal for these adorable birds, they are like stair steps in size. love the freckles on the middle one

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    1. Good for you William :) I have met many scallywags over the years, and have liked them all.

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  10. A good word to choose for these birds :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, and all the best to you too :)

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  11. So funny and so true, Denise! Scallywags winging their way.

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    1. A good description Martha Ellen :) They certainly are!

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    1. It's a funny word isn't it Ellen, always makes me smile to see one.

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