Ok here is my gripe.
It started out as a great day. The sun was shining and I decided to take my lunch and eat it on the beach. I love living in a port town. Anyway it was in the middle of the week and the beach wasnt crowded. I had my lunch, my book, and lovely scenery. Now there were seaguls.
Dont get me wrong I have no problem with seaguls. Without them the water just wouldnt seem right. Ive gotten used to there squalking and find it oddly comforting.
Now my gripe is the term ShitHawk for Seagulls. I dont really have a problem with vulgarity, hell I worked in a carpentry shop, and do those boys ever swear. I just find that particular term for Seagulls unwarrented. I cant really say I have walked along the beach and noticed a huge amout of Seagull shit, and well even if I did , shit happens. Its just something you have to deal with. Its not like the Seagull sits there and ponders where the best place to do his/her buisness that would annoy the most people possible. And I know people who whenever a seagull flys overhead will duck over cover their head to avoid the mess. I have never heard of that happening in real life.
But really that is only a partial gripe.
The real grip is that when I first saw the birds ShitHawk was the first word for them that I thought of, only because of hearing people say it all the time.
And I was really dissapointed in myself that I was so susseptable to a term that hate to begin with.