This is not my shot. I found it on the Twitter feed of Glacier National Park via Disputations.
Behold, Sialia pissedofftica, aka the Bluebird of Unhappiness.
It is the winter that will not end.
With that… if you use Twitter and you don’t already follow my feed… would you please follow my feed? Thanks!
I am especially grateful to those who retweet tweets about my blog entries.
By the way, Latin has various words for tweeting and tweets. For example, pipo, pipare and pipio, pipire are both useful verbs for “to chirp, tweet”. A pipatio (from pipo) is “a piping, chirping, whimpering” (which can be used to describe what people do, too). Even better is pipatus, us, m., one of those fun 4th declension nouns like senatus, meaning “a peeping, piping, chirping”. Then there are pipilum, i, n. and pipilus,i, m., both meaning “a peeping, piping, chirping” and hence, “whimpering, crying” and therefore, “an outcry, upbraiding”. Both of these are pretty good, considering how Twitter is often used.
Perhaps pipila can be used for angry tweets and pipatus for happier tweets. There’s subtlety for you.