Birding terminology #1

GBHE -- I think this is a growth enhancement hormone.

GBH -- Oh, yeah. I've seen this one, too. I think it's the same thing as GBHE, and I'm almost certain it's a growth enhancement hormone. But wait. This might be the abbreviation for the name of a German company of some sort.  Hmmm, now I'm confused.

bins -- I've heard this. There were some Brits staying at a lodge I was at in Costa Rica. One said to another, "Don't forget your bins." They were at the breakfast table, so I assumed it had something to do with the hot cross buns or marmalade or tea.

LBB -- Lynda Bird something? Lucy Bird something? You know, LBJ's or the other. Gotta be.

LBJ -- Lyndon Baines Johnson. Come on! I could hardly know the answer to the previous one without knowing the answer to this one, now could I?

got -- As in "I got 63 today" or "got two lifers today". Sounds like it might be from prison officials collecting up escaped convicts after a prison break, but I doubt that that's right.

scoped -- Sized up the situation. Slang. Finally an easy one.

lister -- Must be someone who lists something. I've noticed that some people look down their noses at ones they call listers, but what that's all about, I don't know.

butterbutt -- This is a word for "bird". A bird flew by the other day, and this guy said, "Another damned butterbutt." I guess he doesn't like birds. I don't know why he'd have anything against birds.

hummer -- Oh, these are great! You've gotta try them. You use an ounce of vodka, an ounce of triple sec, an ounce of orange juice, and half an ounce of honey. Beat it up really good or else the honey won't all dissolve. These go down really fast, so you might as well make a pitcher.

-- by Bruce Bowman, Ann Arbor, MI (...and my thanks to Frank Gray, Sacramento, CA, for the idea)

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