So I had always figured that I'd invented the term "proto-crowing," well, seeing as how I came up with it all by myself.
But for some reason (avoiding grading probably), I decided tonight to Google the term. First surprise: my post from this morning was already catalogued in Google! Second and bigger surprise: someone else has already used the term online (2006): http://cluck.dreamhosters.com/?p=86 Interesting, too, that Cluck described it in the same terms: "squeaky, scratchy . . ."
So does this make me a plagiarist? Bahahahahahahahaha! Both parts of my sabbatical project come together! And on the same day that I resubmitted my paperwork!
This must be a sign . . .