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The Sound of Bird Flu

Postby CardZeus » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 4:08 pm

(On Indonesian villagers)
Peter Roeder, a consultant for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, says locals have an onomatopoeic name for bird flu "that sounds like 'plop', the sound of a chicken hitting the ground when it falls out of a tree. They also have a name for the cat form of avian flu * 'aaargh plop', because cats make a screaming noise before they fall out of the tree."

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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 09 Mar 2006 4:27 pm

:D - although I would have thought that the sound of a chicken falling out of a tree would be more of a 'thump' or a 'splat' if it fell a greater distance
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