Mera Joy Aniolga

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So what’s with the name?

In Art, Boredom on April 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

So what’s with the name? 

We don’t know for sure, but we suspect it may have something to do with the English slang “bird.”

You may remember it from the Beatles’ song “Norwegian Wood” (subtitled “This Bird Has Flown”) or, more recently, in the Ting Tings “That’s Not My Name” song “They call me bird / they call me Jane.”

The phrase originated in the late ’50s and basically means a really cute girl –

HOWEVER

The Filipino slang “bird” means……..Go figure!

Repost Facebook Note by Mera Joy S. Aniolga on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 12:52am

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