Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tiny piece of ornithology

Merhaba. :) You have read the interview with Mr Kemal? And now you are a bit curious about what's a dodo? Welcome then, to a tiny ornithology lecture. Thanks to leo, here we go:
Main Entry: do·do
Pronunciation: \ˈdō-(ˌ)dō\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural dodoes or dodos
Etymology: Portuguese doudo, from doudo silly, stupid
Date: 1628
1 a: an extinct heavy flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus syn. Didus ineptus of the family Raphidae) of the island of Mauritius that was larger than a turkey and was related to the pigeon b: an extinct flightless bird (Raphus solitarius) of the island of Réunion similar to and closely related to the dodo

2 a
: one hopelessly behind the times b: a stupid person .

In case you have any further questions, we - i.e. Tetrapilotomos and I - will be pleased and do our best in the hope to be able to widen your horizon. Yakında görüşmek üzere? :)

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