Sunday, March 08, 2009

GOSSIPING GULLS - CRITTERS

Got any Skeet?


Critters


Got any skeet? You may wonder what on earth I am asking of you, but that to me is what one gull would be saying to the other. No it's not a new drug that has be created on the island Although it is a Manx word. No, one gull is not asking the other if he has heard any good jokes. recently, or place to do lunch. Take a look at the title "Gossiping Gulls" and you see that skeet to Manx person is simply gossip.



Now the word skeet as I know already/have discovered has several other meaning but we are just concerned with this Manx one, the Isle of Man word. Some of the other meaning are just not what we want at all. Skeet then Manx style is loosely translated as gossip, but really it's a hyper gossip on overdrive, travelling at the speed of light. Not mere tittle tattle. It is a hobby, nay sport that Manxies would be Gold medalist at the Olympics at. Skeet has evolved from a nosy parker to gossip, possibly from an Icelandic word bearing a close resemblance to the word, erm how shall I put this - human waste/manure/dregs poo in other words. Nice! So that's skeet. Two gulls together look like they are in skeeting in the harbour. This was taken with the little point and shoot, not the big Nikon.




Skeet today is if you head on over to Misty Dawn you will get to see a world of critters. You didn't here that here though remember.

Please check out Help needed , re dogs home burnt down that needs volunteers in the area. Post by fellow blogger at KCP with all the details. Thanks.


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51 comments:

sandyland said...

sailors ahoy sandy

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great i have learned a new word meaning today. Thanks.

NoBS said...

Love that picture! Very nautical!

D said...

Very funny! We have a pair of birds in some commercial here who converse and are hilarious. I think you should narrate all your wildlife photos! :)

Hannah said...

Skeet, yes all the time. Skeet about you Babooshka too and who you might be. Skeet is what we do best here. Do some more Manx words that would be nice.

Tina said...

lol they certainly look like they are thinking of a plan there!

kayleen said...

Gulls (and lots of other birds)seem so social, that it wouldn't amaze me at all if they don't say "Got skeet?" Interesting post!

Janie said...

Cute photo and fascinating definition of a new word for my vocabulary.

George Townboy said...

A gull dropped skeet on me the other day whilst I shot his brethren!

Jacob said...

The could be skeeting, of course. They're so cute, though. I think the male is saying to the female, "How about heading home to the nest where we can make the skeeting about us come true?"

Mojo said...

I guess you could say they were shooting the skeet, eh?

Actually, since that's the only way I've ever heard the word used I was a little confused as to why a pair of birds would ask that particular question.

Raising Addie said...

Fun Gulls!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a neat photo and a fun story. I love to try to shoot gulls.
I was just lucky with the fox, right place, right time.

Louise said...

I came (late) for SkyWatch, but I love this one so much! The photo is great and your commentary is amusing. I also really like the abstract waves.

floreta said...

this is cute. they almost look fake. maybe it's just the setting that they're on. you seem to have a fun job!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful shot! I love photographing birds. Always something new to see. :)

Dylan said...

Thats just what it looks like too, two birds having a natter together, Great shot. PS: Thanks for visiting my site..

Dylan said...

Thats just what it looks like too, two birds having a natter together, Great shot. PS: Thanks for visiting my site..

Vogon Poet said...

Rarely funny and interesting mix together, you let it happen about the meaning of a word inspired by gossiping seagulls...

Hyde DP said...

Well they do say politicians and others talk a lot of s**t and have often been likened to gulls.

Layrayski said...

It was only recently I learned that "seagull" is redundant. I wouldn't have understood what you are referring to =) nice capture.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great capture and title. I have never heard the term skeet used in this manner. I knew you did not mean skeet shooting. I also liked your abstract water photo. I am glad you enjoyed my collage of farmer's market photos.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Now I know a new word. Sometimes gulls sound like they are laughing and gossiping. ;-)

june said...

Love learning these sorts of things...and I may just try to introduce the term around these parts! And I agree with others...gulls are a perfect choice to use for a visual learning aid :-)

Carolina said...

You are a great source of all sorts of knowledge ;-)

Now that I have a really sophisticated camera, I will be reading your 'how to make a great shot' posts too! Up to now it went all over my head, did not understand any of it. Still don't understand it now, but watch this space....soon all will become clear to me. Hopefully ;-)

Irredento Urbanita said...

Those gulls have a human face!!

Sensitive.

Regards

Valery

Trujillo Daily Photo

Barcelona Daily Photo

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

A dog's home burnt down? That's tragic! I hope no dogs were harmed in the burning...

On the subject of the seagulls, they look pretty cute. I like them - it's like they're spying on something/someone (poss food)
Ciao

Scarlet x

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Love the post.. I think I got skeet? At least the nosy part.

Norwood

Arlene said...

Lovely duo. I wonder how they sound.

Rhea said...

I definitely think gulls get together and gossip/skeet. Fun post!

ROSIDAH said...

These gulls expressions remind me of the penguins in Madagascar or the pigeons in Bolt. This is a very interesting post. Best wishes.

Sharon said...

When I first saw the title I thought you were referring to the clay discs used in skeet shooting. Now I know a whole new meaning for the word. Great photo. They do look like they are gossiping.

Cam said...

Skeeting is a national passtime true. You can get a message from top to bottom of the island in a day. So funny picture.

Gattina said...

I love seagulls although they are very noisy when they overfly the house of my friends at the English coast, lol !

R and J said...

Skeet...how it sounds if gulls do that? :)

april said...

*lol* they really look like gossiping. Perhaps they really do. Pretty big ones, they are.

Bibi said...

I love a good bit of skeet, gossip, hearsay, whatever. This is a cute photo to illustrate skeet!

Sue said...

Meet to Skeet. I like a good gossip. Thanks for the new word.

picture to words said...

i took s more time to say ..you are a good photograph .. i say it once at the week .. and let you know .. i love your photos .. dont drink too much whisky ..haha ..its so cold outside .. but autum comes

Anonymous said...

Sound.

byrningbunny said...

Love the new word! The gulls look exactly like they've settled in to shoot the skeet.

Bergson said...

discussion among friends

angela said...

I think that would apply to the magpies outside my window early morning..

Gulls are so beautifully self possessed..

Cate said...

Thank you!! After volunteering just a few hours on Saturday and Sunday, I have a new-found respect for the people who run animal shelters! It's grueling work!

Thanks for the link.

John said...

Two seagulls on a Furuno radar antenna is a good catch.
I thought this was your weeks odd shot. Hehe.. Great posting.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shot. I'm glad you explained that. I associated the word with skeet shooting even thought it may not be spelled the same. I thought you were joking about shooting the birds.

Jackie said...

That's funny. Put a couple of old ladies' glasses on them and they'll look like a Far Side cartoon.

White Oleander said...

What a cute shot.

forgetfulone said...

Your little "point and shoot" takes great photos! I love this!

Manz said...

Funny post. And FANTASTIC photo!! Which is not so surprising seeing you're a pro ;)

I love the movement/angles in the shot... along with the gossiping gulls :)

BJ Roan said...

Great shot! I can just hear them saying, "Did you hear the one about..."

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