Ever the optimist, Crystal believes that languages need not meet the fate of the dodo bird.
Since the Cold War, Kissingerians have largely gone the way of the dodo bird inside the GOP.
As David Quammen described in his elegiac The Song of the dodo, islands are “where species go to die.”
Republicans are going the way of the dodo in the Golden State.
Under this stimulus, dodo roused herself for the effort of not thinking.
Because, if you refuse, and dodo refuses, the whole thing will be spoilt.
"That's so dear of you," said dodo graciously, as if she was used to saying it.
“Our family is much older than that,” chimed in the dodo, consequentially.
dodo held up a large piece of hot-house peach on the end of her fork.
“A glass bun and a bath of milk, please,” prompted the dodo.
1620s, from Portuguese doudo "fool, simpleton," an insult applied by Portuguese sailors to the awkward bird (Didus ineptus) they found on Mauritius island. The last record of a living one is from 1681. Applied in English to stupid persons since 1886.
[fr the extinct dodo bird, rather sluggish and flightless; oddly enough, the word is fr the Portuguese name doudo, ''simpleton, fool,'' given to the bird]