FuglyDuck ,
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Or he is a barn owl. Like barn cats.

anon6789 OP ,
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Don't get me started! 😆

I've tried so many times to learn what the "rule" is for capitalizing animal names or not and there are so many different takes on the matter, and then they flip flop which is "correct." It seems different branches of life sciences also use different rules, so what goes for plants doesn't always go for animals, and then language people throw in their own 2 cents as well.

Here's a quick article that shows some groups' opinions on the matter. If you're a language/grammar nerd, give it a peak.

One example from the article is if you see it written: "I saw a yellow warbler." Does that mean you saw an unknown species of warbler that was yellow, or did you see the species "yellow warbler?" If it was written as "I saw a Yellow Warbler" vs "I saw a yellow Warbler" it would be clear, but that is not how many groups say you should write it.

There's no winning sometimes!

FuglyDuck , (edited )
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2 cents

“5 cents, now. Inflation is a bitch.”
-an economist tossing in their hat, too.

I actually love these more-heated-than-serious debates. They’re fun to break down.

anon6789 OP ,
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So do I. They feel like a real oasis in the normal "debates" that fill up Lemmy/Reddit/Facebook/etc. The wars, politics, and other newsy things don't leave too much room for nuance and a real grey area or places to compromise.

Things like grammar, formatting, UI, let us have real debate and seeking of common ground and friendly differences that don't make us hate each other.

You can only get so mad about arguing Red-Tailed Hawk vs Red-tailed Hawk.

Flummoxed ,

He looks so smug in that first picture!

"Ha-ha, I'm so clever... I hope the humans get the joke!"

anon6789 OP ,
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My take is it is gloating about beating the Barn Owl at its own game.

Flummoxed ,

Of course! Owls don't care what humans think; good call!

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