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Re: Does the Cockerel have a name?
At the risk of pedantry -- Chanticleer as has been pointed out, is from
the Norman French and means roughly
"Loud (clear) singer" , as the melody portion of a bagpipe is called a
From: Margaret Stokes <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2000 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: Does the Cockerel have a name?
>Well I just have to pipe up here and let everyone know that Chanticleer is
>the name of our Newsletter here in Australia (which will be coming out in
>And of course, Chanticleer is something of a "nickname" (I believe) for a
>cockerel or rooster - and we all know what the Clan Crest is, don't we!
>:) So I'd say you're onto something there Iain!
>At 11:25 PM 30/01/00 , you wrote:
>>Does the Cockerel of of our Clan badge have a name or a history? Having a
>>(nearly 5) year old daughter has just reminded us of the Cockerel
>>"Chanticleer" or "Chanticler" of the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. For a
>>version of the story see http://www.hobrad.com/ctsampl2.htm . The origin
>>the the name is Norman French. Could the "Cleer" or "Cler" be a reference
>>St Clair? Does anyone have anything on this?
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