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Re: rfc1149

Sam Couter <sam@topic.com.au> writes:

> Pigeons *are* doves. What you think of as pigeons are probably rock doves.

No, no.  Pigeons are ugly horrid things that infest cities and leave
droppings on my car.  They are best known as "rats with wings".

With appropriate adjectives, pigeons are cool.  Carrier pigeons, for
example, or the lamentably extinct passenger pigeon.  But "pigeon"
without qualification is an urban blight.

Doves are cute little birds that people keep as pets which coo
charmingly and symbolize love.  

The fact that doves and pigeons may even be the same species doesn't
have anything to do with it.  Doves are nifty, pigeons are horrible.

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