Fun With Nature: Terns


Terns, seabirds of the same family as gulls, are extremely selective in their pairings, prompting Charles Darwin to coin the phrase,

“One good tern deserves another.”wait-what

Known for their distinctive sound, “kee-WAH,” terns are particularly fond of eating sand eels, which contain a potent hallucinogen. As a result, entire colonies of terns are often unable to function for hours, resulting in the oft-used phrase,

“No tern left unstoned.”


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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16 Responses to Fun With Nature: Terns

  1. Way to tern a phrase… 😉

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  2. For every thing there is a season….tern, tern, tern😁

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Buahahahahahahahaha………… Who knew? But, that’s a question for a wise, old owl!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. anitashope says:

    Cute pun or tern of words.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. grAnnie Roo says:

    Too bad the silly things couldn’t tern around…

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  6. nancyehead says:

    Love “no tern left unstoned.” Here’s another–Time wounds all heels. Have a great one, Mitch. God bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Nice work, Mitch. And look at all the terns-of-phrases your creativity inspired!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. The Hinoeuma says:

    OMG. 😆

    Too many worms and they took a tern for the worse…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. gpavants says:

    Way to tern up that sense of humor, my friend. Oh, sorry it wasn’t my tern to comment, sorry.

    Liked by 1 person

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