“What is” Odds and End

Posted By on May 3, 2005

I thought I would start the Misc section today and start with the ‘click’ of the day post. 🙂 Today’s interesting link is a semi-reference site that usually provides more humor than information: “What is” lookup. It is interesting what pops up by plugging in different words.

Example:
Since I’ve been following the Ivory Billed Woodpecker story, I thought it would be interesting to see “What is the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.”

The ivory billed woodpecker is said to be the “Holy Grail” of bird watching.
The ivory billed woodpecker is a pretty bird.
The ivory billed woodpecker is not extinct.
The ivory billed woodpecker is extinct in the US.
The ivory billed woodpecker is a tale of how humans pushed a species to the brink of extinction and then tried valiantly to undo the.

Found 5 ways to describe what The ivory billed woodpecker is.

Comments

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.