The world is more straightforward than you think. (Unless you're one of THOSE people, of course, in which case it is more complicated.)
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
animal vocab fact of the day
I heard somewhere recently someone say that it was wrong to call all the claws of an eagle 'talons', because only the rear facing claw is a talon. The front-facing claws are 'pounces'. This is interesting, but it's archaic usage, not current usage. So, talon-users, as you were.