Wondering just what I'm (t)wittering (or should that be twittering?) about today?
In a nutshell, researchers at two top Scottish universities have matched patterns of emailing behaviour to different species of birds.
So, what kind of a twitterer are you?
- COMPULSIVE WOODPECKER: Can't resist reading emails at all hours of the day and night
- CATERWAULING PEACOCK: Broadcasts emails to all and sundry, claiming that people 'need to know' when actually they are grandstanding
- PESKY CROW: Leans on others by means of email, sending multiple versions of the same document, or sending multiple emails about the same topic. This bird inspires fear and loathing in the hearts of the other birds.
- BUCK-PASSING CUCKOO: Sends emails to others asking them to carry out some task that they should do themselves and then leaves quickly and mimics the Incommunicado Ostrich so that the unfortunate recipient is left carrying the baby.
- BACK-COVERING EMU: Sends emails in order to be able to prove, at a later date, that the information was passed on.
- HIBERNATING POORWILL: See opening paragraph
- INCOMMUNICADO OSTRICH: Reads emails but does not reply to them. often to be seen with the Hibernating Poorwill
- CAMOUFLAGING WOODCOCK: Uses blind copies to send copies of emails to other recipients without the main recipients knowledge. Unlike the Back-covering Emu this bird is seldom to be seen in all its glory
- ECHOING MYNAH: Acknowledges all emails. For example engages in in exchange something like 'thanks', then 'my pleasure', then 'thanks again'
- BOORISH PARROT: Sends abusive or inappropriate emails and fails to understand why others get upset by them
- ECHOLALIA MOCKINGBIRD: A serial forwarder, sending chain emails, online petitions, and anything else that takes their fancy. Most of these emails have a subject line starting with 'FW'. This bird is easily ignored by other birds, but does not know why
- NIGHT OWL: The midnight emailer who fails to understand that others do wish to have 'time out'. This bird flocks with the Lightning-Response Hummingbird
- HOARDING MAGPIE: See opening paragraph
- LIGHTNING-RESPONSE HUMMINGBIRD: Responds immediately to emails and expects an immediate response in return
- POPULAR ROBIN: See opening paragraph
Source: The Mail-Online, click HERE for full article.