Crows are members of the clan Corvidae, of course, a tribe that includes all manner of scamps: the jays, jackdaws, rooks, magpies, and ravens. The common crow’s full name, Corvus brachyrhynchos, may not flow off the tongue as do some scientific names, but it somehow fits the owner. Next time you hit your thumb with a hammer, try saying it fast several times. It’s good substitute profanity and doesn’t corrupt listening kids.
John Madson, Out Home