Monday, November 26 2012, 7:53PM
“All very interesting AND entertaining! I suppose an albion pheasant should really be red white and blue though actually it means Britain or England, but from the same latin root for white, so there's a roundabout anagrammatic way of saying all's well that ends well, tpyos and all!”
Sunday, November 25 2012, 3:05PM
“Thanks for your in-depth and very long comments. I believe that I wrote the title as "albino" not "albion" as stated above. I was very surprised here! I know the meaning of "albino" (most people must have known the meaning too!) but don't even know the meaning of the word "albion".The title must have been edited as all pictures downloaded have to be approved/reviewed by the newspaper first before putting them on their site.I thought some people will be more interested that this albino pheasant is around, which I believe is quite rare. Apparently I am wrong.”
Sunday, November 25 2012, 1:34PM
“Erm.......... A quick check with Google confirmed my suspicion that a typo had crept into the headline. This should have read Albino, right characters, typed the wrong way round. Charity made me wonder if this was a deliberate anagram, but if he/she is like me then it wasn't.Albinism (from Latin albus, "white"; see extended etymology, is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin. Albinism results from inheritance of recessive gene alleles and is known to affect all vertebrates, including humans. While an organism with complete absence of melanin is called an albino an organism with only a diminished amount of melanin is described as albinoidSadly there is no Wikipedia entry for Typoism, if there were it might rad like this!Typosim It is unknown how many pppl are affected by typoism in their everyday lives. It is a challenging disease to live with. One with typoism will recieve many blank looks, confusion from the other person, laughs, being made fun of and other horrible horrible side effects. Ppl can have typoism to various degrees. If the person is patient, they can hide it from ppl, if they aren't everyone will know and the word will spread.Everyday symptons of typoism is very easily cured. all it requires is use of a spellchecker or backspace button or taking more time typing. But the few that have a strong case of typoism have an aversion for the backspace button, and enjoy typing fast, so therefore have no cure for symptosm!”
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