The Corner

P.C. Riot (Series #43, 189)

From a reader in the north country: “I was reading an article on

infrequently visiting waterfowl in Minnesota. There was mention of a

’long-tailed sea duck’. I scratched my head over that one until a later

paragraph explained it. The government types and taxonomists had gotten

together and decided to re-name the oldsquaw duck. I suppose we should be

grateful it was not called the honorable elderly aboriginal female duck, or

the noble Native American matriarch duck.”


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