Re: RARA-AVIS: when a cigar is not a cigar award

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 26 Apr 2002

George wrote:

"I have never in my life encountered such a usage of the word "bird." Perhaps there is an example out there, but it sure as heck ain't in
"common use.""

I've been wondering about this myself. After a lot of thought, the only example I could come up with was in the context of "flipping the bird," for giving someone the finger, which I guess is phallic, but even that's a stretch.


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