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The Ever-present Word Snatcher is a bird who lives in The Mountains of Ignorance.


The Ever-present Word Snatcher is a flying bird with long spindly legs, beady eyes, a long beak, and grey, untidy feathers. The bird looked like a dirty floor mop than anything else. He looks like a very overused paper towel or an old shirt


He expresses disappointment over the fact that he is not a demon, because he likes to cause chaos so he decides to be a "nuisance" instead. He was originally from a place called Context, but because he hates context, he spends most of the time out of it. He likes to repeat back what people have said in a different context (for example, if you say something doesn't make sense, he might say something about cents).