- To throw violently or bring about abruptly
- Lacking deliberation
Do you ever wonder if births precipitate themselves into windows purposefully? The general consensus is that they TWACK, WHACK, THUNK into windows because glass reflect a clear sky or that the bird thinks its attacking another bird. The act is not purposeful; the act is an accident.
But, then again, the "general consensus" also said that the world was flat for a few hundred years. So.
You see, if I were a bird, I think I would choose to run into windows. I would do this not because, as a bird, I'd be of the suicidal sort or overly manic, but because I imagine the thrill of freaking out humans would be rather enjoyable. Flying into a window at a controlled speed (decided upon by the pitch of the TWACK, WHACK, THUNK that is achieved, of course) wouldn't hurt me, but it would solicit a few gasps, screams, and general looks of shock. As a bird, this may be a highlight of the day - or, perhaps, a right of passage into true Birdom.
But, that's not really the general consensus on the issue. So.
Then again, the "general consensus" also said that the world was flat for a few hundred years. So.