when europeans first came to america they misnamed many species of animals and birds .
the american robin is really a type of thrush . the american buffalo is a bison { it's very strange indeed that they made that mistake as europe has bison but not buffalo.} the pronghorn antelope is a member of the goat family and not an antelope at all . scinence has since corrected our mistakes in science journals but the misnaming persists in our everyday usage .
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the american robin is really a type of thrush .

There's a game you can play when watching "Mary Poppins". It's called "Spot the typical Hollywood error".
There are actually two. One is van thinking he could speak with a Cockney accent. The other is that bird that appears in the scene where they sing "A spoonful of sugar".
the american robin is really a type of thrush .

There's a game you can play when watching "Mary Poppins". It's called "Spot the typical Hollywood error".

You give dog names to typical Hollywood errors?

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when europeans first came to america they misnamed many species of animals and birds . the american robin is really a type of thrush .

the american buffalo is a
bison { it's very strange indeed that they made that mistake as europe has bison but not buffalo.}

But the Eurobison was not familiar to the English settlers. Was the Afro-asian buffalo more so? I do not know.
the pronghorn antelope is a member of the goat
family and not an antelope at all .

No, the pronghorn is in its own branch, seperate from the bovids. Sheep and goat are bovids, though not bovines, which is a lower branch. Species popularly called "antelopes" are found in both the bovine and caprine branches of the bovids:
The Rupicaprinae (goat antelopes) of Asia include the serow (Capricornis sumatraensis), goral (Nemorhaedus goral) and takin (Budorcas taxicolor). These species exist in a great mountain chain (Pamirs, Hindu Kush and Himalayas) which borders the northern part of the Oriental region (Schaller 1977). In Europe, the subfamily is represented by the chamois and in North America by the mountain goat (Oreamnos americana).
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scinence has since corrected our
mistakes in science journals but the misnaming persists in our everyday usage .

Science does not "correct" popular names. Science provides "scientific" names, which are not intended to replace popular names, but to clarify them for technical purposes.
Plants are even more subject to this sort of reapplication of popular names to wildly divergent phylogenetic clades. New World "cedars" are in an entirely different clade from Old World "cedars", and they don't even look similar, except for being large conifers. Old world cedars are in the pine/fir/spruce group, NW cedars are in the cypress/juniper/redwood group. Old world cedars have needle-leaves, New world cedars have flat splays of short leaves instead, like an arbor-vitae. The connection is the smell of New World incense-cedar wood, which is similar to that of Old World cedars.

Then there are Japanese "redwoods" which have red wood, but are in the pine group.
the american robin is really a type of thrush .

There's a game you can play when watching "Mary Poppins". It's called "Spot the typical Hollywood error". that bird that appears in the scene where they sing "A spoonful of sugar".

Nonsense. Every UK birder knows that American robins show up there occasionally. According to a posting to the third url listed below, there have been 35 sightings. So the movie was entirely accurate.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk news/3545679.stm
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=13709
http://xo.typepad.com/blog/2004/03/twitchers horri.html
when europeans first came to america they misnamed many species of animals and birds .

And people those "Indians" who were nothing of the kind.

And places. I'm thinking of Lachine, a suburb of Montreal. It's a contraction (or do I mean an elision or a corruption?) of "la Chine" the first Europeans to arrive there thought they were in China.

I'm sure there must be other such place names.
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when europeans first came to america they misnamed many species of animals and birds . the american robin is really ... all . scinence has since corrected our mistakes in science journals but the misnaming persists in our everyday usage .

Yes. And horseshoe crabs are completely unrelated to true horses, which are, in fact, mammals.
Americans are so dumb.
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when europeans first came to america they misnamed many species of animals and birds .

And people those "Indians" who were nothing of the kind. And places. I'm thinking of Lachine, a suburb of ... the first Europeans to arrive there thought they were in China. I'm sure there must be other such place names.

Nazereth, Pennsylvania?
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when europeans first came to america they misnamed many species ... journals but the misnaming persists in our everyday usage .

Yes. And horseshoe crabs are completely unrelated to true horses, which are, in fact, mammals. Americans are so dumb.

The hard part is getting the horseshoes on their little feet.
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