What do Snipes & Snipers have in common?

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What do Snipes & Snipers have in common?
Beth R.
em 26 de Agosto de 2019

Looking at these bird photos below, it's hard to imagine why the highly trained soldiers in any army are nowadays called "snipers", isn't it? These birds "snipes" are bulky shorebirds with relatively short legs, long bills, boldly striped heads, and rusty reddish tails. Have you ever seen any snipes flying over high mountains? Where can people often see snipes? Click on the links below the photos to get more information about the snipes, ok?

 

 

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kqytf31a8E

 

https://georgiawildlife.blog/2018/11/15/going-on-a-snipe-hunt-no-seriously/

 

https://www.texas-wildlife.org/resources/publications/the-wilsons-snipe

 

The origin of the term "sniper" was associated with one's ability to shoot at a snipe. After the 18th century, the term "sniper" became the right word to use when people had in mind military marksman who could kill enemy soldiers at a long distance. 

 

https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/snipe_1

 

 https://backwardpresent.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/origin-of-the-term-sniper/

 

By the way, you probably remember Clint Eastwood's 2014 drama "American Sniper", don't you? If you haven't watched this flick, you may click on the link below to read about it and "How Bradley Cooper transformed his body for 'American Sniper".You can watch its official trailer as well. Later on, you can write your opinion about this film, the birds or about the "Brazilian Snipers", can't you? 

 

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/how-bradley-cooper-transformed-his-body-for-american-sniper

 

 

 https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/how-bradley-cooper-transformed-his-body-for-american-sniper

 

 

 

  

 

 

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João P.
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I`ve Watched American Sniper Several Times, It`s An Amazing Production, Bradley Cooper Did A Great Job Doing The Protagonist, Who, By The Way, Was Killed By An American War Veteran In 2013. The Movie Expresses How Hard The Act Of Killing A Person Can Be, Very Different Here In Brazil, A Country That Celebrates Death Like A Crowd Celebrating A Goal After A Sniper Could Shoot And Kill The Bus Hijacker.

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