On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:07:16 AM UTC-4, Larry wrote:
e says... > > On Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:23:37 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@AO1.com wrote: > > >A friend went to the zoo and saw some peacocks. But the zoo personal > >said they are no longer called peacocks, they are now called Peafowl. > >This is because the former name "peacock" offended people. This is a > >politically correct change to eliminate that filthy C-WORD from our > >vocabulary. Aren't you glad that your government is protecting you from > >the word """COCK"""!!!!! > > They have always been called peafowl. Peacocks are male, peahens > female- city boys. > RT The mistake is understandable. Peafowl are from India and not native to Central Bumfuck. Apparently they have to go to the zoo to see peafowl, wherever he lives.
The more colorful peacock is generally used as an illustration, hence one generally thinks of the peacock as opposed to peafowl in general.