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whaup

(wɔːp; Scottish hwɔːp)
n
(Animals) chiefly Scot a popular name for the curlew
[C16: related to Old English huilpe, ultimately imitative of the bird's cry; compare Low German regenwilp sandpiper]
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Here in Scotland, where we commonly call the curlew the whaup, there is, in fact, another whaup of a rather different and indeed eerie origin, for it is supposed to be not a bird but a goblin.
The latter users will have less of a sense of regional distribution and this is likely to be something that would help enlighten them, as, for instance, in the variation of <wh> and <f> for whaup. The book does include a discussion of provenance in the introduction.
With common species where regional pronunciation differences, like maw or whaup, this can lead to something like atomisation.
Whaup, for example, has been applied to curlew, avocet, and blue tit, and barley-bird to an astonishing tally of at least seven other species: common gull, greenfinch, grey wagtail, nightingale, siskin, wheatear, and wryneck.
Sadly, too many people will think it is a foreign language, especially when they hear a lanky, lugubrious person is "like a whaup on stilts gaun' tae a snipe's funeral".
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As yet this spring I have only heard a single whaup and only seen meagre flocks of lapwing.
And isn't that lilting pee-wit, together with the romantic whistling of the whaup, so much the real sound of spring?