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:

Huggybear said...

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

Huggybear said...

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

Huggybear said...

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

Dascha said...

Looks so cutie!

xoxo
www.its-dash.com

Christine said...

What a beautiful bird!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

This bird looks sooo cute!

stephen Hayes said...

A pretty and delicate-looking bird.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Martha said...

Such cute little birds!

happyone said...

A pretty little bird.

bj said...

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.