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Ending Swiftly: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #18

As this is the last of my blogs for the URBAN BIRDS project – the swift came to mind… Thanks to you all for reading these blogs – I hope you have enjoyed them –  and, hopefully, are taking part in the project! This Blog is part of the DIVERSIFLY project: For more details go here Swifts […]

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A bit of a tit : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #12

First things first: let’s just for a moment deal with the word ‘tit’. Since the nineteenth century, it has been used as a slang word for breast, but its origins come from early-fourteenth-century usage meaning ‘small’ or ‘a small creature’. Hope that clears things up. So says Bill Bailey in his Remarkable Guide to British […]

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Fancy Pigeons?: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #5

The poor old pigeon, it’s not very well liked is it? Even its name “Feral Pigeon” sounds dirty and unwanted. But wherever you live in Britain, if you are in a town or city – you will be lucky enough to see them, often I know, I know – Sky Rats, they are called, and […]

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