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.
Republicans are going the way of the dodo in the Golden State.
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]
amatory; loving. (1.) A descendant of Issachar (Judg. 10:1). (2.) An Ahohite, father of Eleazar, who was one of David's three heroes (2 Sam. 23:9; 1 Chr. 11:12). He was the same with Dodai mentioned in 1 Chr. 27:4. (3.) A Bethlehemite, and father of Elhanan, who was one of David's thirty heroes (2 Sam. 23:24).