Birdbrain: (n) an annoyingly stupid and shallow person
In the sneaky cult of male chauvinism, the term “birdbrain” has been given the general definition of referring to a person who is flighty–while we secretly know that in the realm of those who possess penises, we are always referring to women.
Matter of fact, I cannot think of an occasion of hearing a man called a birdbrain.
It is an insult that lacks the intelligence of true data.
Let us look at birds:
1. They can fly.
If they did nothing else but that, they would literally rise above our abilities.
2. Many of them have the sense to fly south for the winter, which does not occur to most humans until they hit their sixties.
3. They can build a home out of twigs and belly button lint, when we must go to a bank and pay exorbitant interest rates to achieve brick and mortar.
4. They can convince their children to eat worms, when we are incapable of getting our offspring to swallow one sliver of broccoli.
These are just a few things that immediately come to mind which tell me that negatively discussing those who freely fly above our heads exhibits our ignorance and jealousy, all at the same time.
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