There. I’ve done it. “Colm” it is. I’ve been itching to use my proper first name for a while.

It’s not as if it is a huge secret anyway. The Irish Gaelic word for “woodpigeon” is “colm choille” – dove of the woods, just in case you were interested. “Colm” means dove, or pigeon. It is derived from the Latin word “Columba”.

“Christoper Columbus” is translated as “Christy Pigeon” in English. Lucky he didn’t come from England, or many places one the American continents would have different names today – “British Pigeonia”, “Pigeon University”, “Pigeon River”, “Bogotá, the capital of Pigeon-land”, etc.

I’ll get my coat…

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