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Forget the Falcon. Anyone see the resemblance to a goshawk?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    #1 gg_got_a_tesla, Oct 12, 2015
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  2. Lonnie123

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    Model Y confirmed...
     
  3. Oyvind.H

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    My daughter changed how i view the doors forever earlier his week. She begged me to start the “car with wing doors” video (good girl :) ) And when the doors opened she said enthusiastically: It`s bunny doors! From that moment all I see is a big bunny with large ears.
    Guessing the car will be named the bunny or something :D


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    Wonderful. Thanks for posting
     
  5. EchoDelta

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    I see resemblance in that they are both awesome
     
  6. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Ornithologically, and etymologically, speaking....

    the thread's title is correct. "Falcon" comes from the Latin falc- or falx, meaning sickle, and refers to their falculate - sickle-shaped - wings: slender and tapering to a very sharp point. The accipiters,or true hawks, of which the goshawk is the pre-eminent example, have short wings that are rounded at their ends, and allow their owners stunning agility, as this video testifies.

    However....

    the word "goshawk" is awkward and not well known; "falcon" is cool and ubiquitous.

    Neat video, though!

    BTW: Webster disagrees with this etymology, but I disagree with Webster. :cool:
     

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