Here's another reason to be terrified of birds: you can get eye cancer from them. Not that psittacosis was a fun disease to start with, but this is really icky.
William & Mary College has posted a delightfully contorted letter defining their reasons for keeping their team nickname "Tribe". As Veronica Geng once said, I love the sound of anxiety being rationalized. (via Bobby Isosceles). Personally I'd settle for a ban on "tribal tattoos" and a good caning for anyone who uses the word as a noun, as in "the dude had a tribal on his arm". What the fuck is a "tribal"? Which tribe? Cherokee? The Jews? BOO-Yaa?
Not only do I dislike the principles behind the Amy Foundation Writing Awards, I really really really wish they wouldn't use "disciple" as a verb.