Why exactly Dodo?

Have you ever asked yourself why exactly Dodo?
I want to tell you about him a bit..
Dodo is the most amazing bird, which lived on Mascarene Islands: Mauritius, Reunion and Rodriguez. First information about it appeared in 1598.
Dodo’s height was about 1 meter, it had little wings and little tale, and couldn’t fly… It had big eyes and big beak. Its eyes were often compared to diamonds. And his beak was the only possibility for Dodo to defend itself from enemies. Although it didn’t have any enemies before a Human being came to the island…
But beak is nothing if to compare it to a stone in human’s hand… Nice and naive Dodo who never knew what enemies are used to come to people without any fear and people killed him with stones and sticks in order to prepare a dinner for themselves… Then it became a game for sailors: who would kill more birds…
Traveler Francois Lega said about Dodo: “…you admire these birds moving. Their beautiful appearance often saved their lives. They trustingly come to a human, but people never succeeded in taming them: once they don’t have their freedom they begin crying, refuse eating and then they die…”
The last reference about Mauritius Dodo goes to 1681…
On two other islands Dodo were killed during the next 50 years…
Dodo disappeared… The reason is human greed and cruelty..
300 years passed but nothing changed…
Sweet, sometimes naive, strange and amazing…
He has big wonderful eyes and huge suffering heart…
Mass media was trying to “injure him with stones”, and the crowd was happy insisting on further continuation of spectacle…
Sweet nice uncle Doo Doo.


Uncle Doo Doo 3T interview (B&W)
Why do you call Michael “Uncle Doo Doo”?
Taryll: As you know, he’s stupid (laughs). He does silly things.
Taj: It’s one of the thousand nicknames he gave himself. Even when he’s away, we stay in touch with him. We send him letters and he answers. He signs his letters “Uncle Doo Doo,” it’s just to do something silly.
So there’s no real meaning behind it?
Taj: No! (laughs) I’m sorry, I wish there was one!

(Merci beaucoup, спасибо большое)thanks for English translation to Kindness

© HeavenSilverCat 2010

  1. August 3, 2010 at 8:16 am

    А как Doo Doo правильно произносится? Как “До До” или как “Ду Ду”?

    • August 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      Russian text
      Doo Doo произносится как ду ду. Здесь в посте игра со звуками.. До До – Ду Ду..
      Но.. кстати название птицы Додо произошло по одной из версий от португальского doudo (в настоящее время doido), что означает “дурак” или “сумасшедший”..
      ..а в интервью с 3Т вы видите почему они называли MJ Doo Doo :)))
      и еще..
      David Quammen считал, что также, возможно название произошло как звукоподражание крикам этих птиц как двойной звук *ду ду*…
      (from The Wikipedia)
      “Nevertheless, according to Encarta Dictionary and Chambers Dictionary of Etymology , “dodo” derives from Portuguese doudo (currently doido ) meaning “fool” or “crazy”. However, the present Portuguese name for the bird, dodô , is taken from the internationally used word dodo.
      David Quammen considered the idea that dodo was an onomatopoeic approximation of the bird’s own call, a two-note pigeony sound like “doo-doo”.”

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