“A Vocabularized Geyser”

Now there is more to a bluejay than any other animal. He has got more different kinds of feeling. Whatever a bluejay feels he can put into language, and not mere commonplace language, but straight out and out book talk, and there is such a command of language. You never saw a bluejay get stuck for a word. He is a vocabularized geyser…. He talks the best grammar of all the animals. – “Moral Lecture” 1895 -Mark Twain



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24 Comments on ““A Vocabularized Geyser””

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    that made me laugh. 🙂

  2. einfachtilda says:

    Wieder so ein hübscher Vogel, soviel Glück habe ich leider nicht, die fliegen alle fort 😦

    LG Mathilda ♥

  3. Robin says:

    Pat, good one! I agree with old Mark!

  4. And he’s handsome too!

  5. Love the quote, and the photo is wonderful!

  6. Gunilla says:

    Awesome quote. He is a handsome fellow.

  7. bobbushell says:

    A beautiful Blue Jay photo, splendid.

  8. Eileen says:

    I love the quote and what a great bluejay capture!

  9. Peter B says:

    Wonderful photo and quote!!

  10. Gorgeous bird and a delightful shot of it.

  11. Beautiful shot! And a fun quote.

  12. Wishing they’d come here to south TX and vocalize for us!!!
    Love the photo…and reading M. Twain.

  13. Minoru says:

    Hi,Pat. I have never seen a blue jay. This photo is very beautiful. The quote is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Carole M/Australia says:

    a beautiful bird

  15. Lisa Gordon says:

    Beautiful photograph, Pat, and that quote surely says it all!

    Happy day to you.

  16. JM says:

    “He talks the best grammar of all the animals.” – Fantastic! Wish I could listen to him.

  17. Margaret says:

    Great shot but if he is talking he is a very good ventriloquist!!

  18. Awesome photo, Pat! And I would have to agree with Mr. Twain! 🙂

  19. They are boisterous as all get out. I love Mark Twainisms.

  20. Gorgeous! Love the background!

  21. Stewart M says:

    Wonderful picture – the colours just pop.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

  22. Love the quote to go with the jay photo…yes I agree….Michelle

  23. Dave says:

    Always enjoy seeing images of Blue Jays.

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