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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:47 am 
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"Long-tailed Tit on a washing line" by Dave Croker, CC BY-SA 2.0


French: Mésange à longue queue
Latin: Aegithalos caudatus
English: Long-tailed tit


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:02 pm 
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Oh yep this is it : Very Interesting, thanks !
I've found it in google, but I was afraid "tit" would means something else.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:22 pm 
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Here's how you could keep it E-rated: You could call this bird a "long-tailed mesange" in-game. Then use the excuse that in the game world, speakers borrowed the word "mesange" from French, much as English borrowed other French words such as "derriere" (butt), "au naturel" (naked), "brassiere" (tit sling), and "loo" (crapper, from l'eau).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:08 pm 
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The picture ("mesange bleue") is a "blue tit" in English.

In the US, the corresponding species are known as "chickadee"s


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:00 pm 
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tepple : much as English borrowed other French words

Oh, it's true, I was amazed to hear from brazillians things like c'est la vieFr, or from koreans and a lot of others country the word VoilàFr.

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tepple : You could call this bird a "long-tailed mesange" in-game.

I think I will go with that, I've also wondering how to translate this species La Mésange CharbonnièreFr which is this exact one :
[url]https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mésange_charbonnière[/url]

Here in France, seeing this species is relatively uncommon, but we could hear them in winter, every time it happens it reminds the feel of the cold winter : it's also an indication the weather temperature would probably fall a little more.

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lidnariq : In the US, the corresponding species are known as "chickadee"s

Ho, chickadeesUk sound good, I also like it ;)

Edit :
So after all, I've found in french all the species of Mesanges, and it seems I get confused between the blue tit and la mésange charbonnièreFr
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:01 pm 
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Native English speakers...tend not to immediately associate the word "tit" with birds (same with "cock" or "booby"). Chickadee would be much better.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:31 pm 
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The Mésange charbonnière is a "Great Tit".

Unfortunately, none of the (US) chickadees are as showy as the Great Tit or Blue Tit.

adam_smasher wrote:
Native English speakers...tend not to immediately associate the word "tit" with birds
I am told that Brits (and other non-US english-speaking places with Tits) aren't as easily titillated.


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