a timberdoodle’s high
“Timberdoodle” is a better name than “woodcock” for the following reasons:
- It’s more fun to say. And it’s a fun bird! I mean if you have a taste for the bizarre.
- It sounds more like what the bird does, noodling in the ground and doodling in the air. “Woodcock” suggests merely an unhealthy obsession with the bird’s gargantuan honker.
- It’s actually two syllables fewer than “American woodcock,” which is what you’d otherwise have to say to avoid confusing British readers, who’d think you meant their own woodcock.
- Fewer mysterious blocks or disappearances of your text on the internet by overreactive “parental settings” software.