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#3246183 - 05/14/13 11:29 AM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: Slaughter-06]
Wes Parrish
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The proper term is "craw".
Some college professor had a typo and it become a "crop" in academia.
Down where I'm from, it's a craw.

We also have crawdads, while those in academia incorrectly refer to them as crayfish.

Also, in academia, they pronounce pecan, "PEE-CAN".
While the correct term for "PEE-CAN" is slop jar.

Go figure.

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#3246187 - 05/14/13 11:34 AM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: Slaughter-06]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Slaughter-06
. . . . . and why is the Corp of Engineers called Core of Engineers \:\)

Actually, our "intellectual" President has been instrumental in trying to get this changed (it's part of his "hope & change" package).

But so far, about all he's accomplished has been in creating the Navy CORPSEmen.

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#3246202 - 05/14/13 12:17 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I have always heard craw as well ..... crop is a new one on me.
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#3246205 - 05/14/13 12:25 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: Slaughter-06]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Slaughter-06
...is the Corp of Engineers called Core of Engineers \:\)
It's actually the Corps of Engineers. Corps is pronounced like core, just like the Marine Corps. I hear more people pronounce Corps like corpse than any other thing. \:\)
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#3246224 - 05/14/13 12:45 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: Andy S.]
DaveB
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Nope, always been the Crop. Craw is slang when it is referring to a bird's crop. Craw means your throat, as in Stuck in my Craw.

"In modern seed-eating birds the crop provides storage, so that a number of seeds can be gathered quickly and then processed later in a more secure location without interference from competitors and/or predators. The mucus in the crop softens hard seeds so that they are more easily ground by the gizzard"

Ever hear someone say Bubba is raising a real crop of hooligans?

Seeds form a crop, which is a related group. Like bubba's kds

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#3246232 - 05/14/13 12:55 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: DaveB]
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I thought that was crop, as in crop field.
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#3246246 - 05/14/13 01:06 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: MUP]
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Craw is all I've ever heard it called
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#3246264 - 05/14/13 01:17 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: Kimber45]
Bowdacious
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It can be crop anywhere but here in the South. I say craw because my family called it that. They can't all be wrong. \:\)
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#3246323 - 05/14/13 02:12 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: Bowdacious]
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I have been around quite awhile and it has always been craw.
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#3246339 - 05/14/13 02:18 PM Re: Bird question for old timers? [Re: KPH]
Slaughter-06
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My daughter thanks I'm ignorant, she might just be on to something there. I think her biology teacher needs a lesson in southern terminology! ;\)
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