Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fact of the Day: Spanish Canary Dog

The English for the canary bird comes from the Canary Islands in Spain. The islands themselves were derived from a Latin word for dog. 

12 comments:

  1. I certainly had no idea where the canaries originated from,
    but that makes sense - I guess after the birds were given the name canary - the Spanish Canary Islands were named after them????
    How else could the Canary Islands have got it's name???
    or vice-versa????
    A bit of a puzzlement to be fathomed out.
    Great little pets, but sometimes you do need ear-plugs.
    They never seem to shut up tweeting.
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    Your Aunt Denise:
    I told the Denise ( the look-a-like) who comes once a week to the Sofitel for a "flutter", some drinky-poos (Scotch) and lunch with her friend about your "cranky" Aunt.
    My Aussie Denise said "Impossible - everyone called Denise is "bonne amie and friendly" - that was said through shrieks of laughter!!!
    Cheers
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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    1. Problem solved:
      Island was named first and as these birds were native to the island - they got the name CANARY.
      Interesting history for the history buffs:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canary_Islands
      Colin

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  2. Some viewers may remember this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenerife_airport_disaster
    Worst air disaster ever on the runway at Tenerife.
    Two Boeing 747's collided - Pan-American and Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM).
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  3. Looks so cutie!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  4. And a great singer.. Love Canarios.. Regards..

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  5. A pretty and delicate-looking bird.

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  6. So it was the dog that ate the canary, hmph and always blaming cats.

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  7. When I was a very small girl, my mama had a Canary...the only time the little bird would sing is when my mom started sewing on her olden sewing machine...the bird would sing to the top of it's little lungs...and now, I want a Canary....fun.

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