I have been hearing a cuckoo for a few days now. These birds, like so many others, are fast disappearing from our lands.
Because the cuckoo lays its egg in another bird’s nest, and is reared by the unwitting foster bird we have derived the word “cuckold”. This is when a spouse has been cuckolded, or cheated on by their partner without her/his knowledge.

Sad to think the word “cuckold” might survive whereas the bird “cuckoo” may not.

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