[Ads-l] "gay" avoidance [now Kookaburra sits...]

Geoffrey Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Mon Aug 20 14:45:11 EDT 2018


Indeed:



https://bit.ly/2weOtCZ<https://www.wimp.com/if-youve-never-heard-the-kookaburra-bird-before/>



Geoff





Geoffrey S. Nathan
WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired)
Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
http://blogs.wayne.edu/proftech/
geoffnathan at wayne.edu



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And especially beloved for providing the generic "scary animal" sound
effects for every jungle movie ever made.

JL

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 12:43 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Monkeys? The kookaburra is a bird.
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kookaburra
>
> Mark Mandel
>
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2018, 10:48 AM W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The Kookaburra Song is another candidate for expurgation. Especially
> > nowadays its making fun of monkeys. Still recall the nuns having us sing
> it
> > numberless times in rounds. Catchy tune, though.
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