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  • noun Alternative spelling of myna.

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  • noun tropical Asian starlings


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  • From Hindi maina "a starling," from Skt. madana-s "love, passion," with a special sense of "bird."

    February 12, 2007

  • I used to want a mynah bird in the worst way, when I used to watch "Twin Peaks" on T.V.

    (Uh-oh, now everyone knows I'm old enough to have watched that show for the thirty seconds it was on...)

    November 1, 2007

  • I wouldn't mind having a mynah around. Or even a crow or raven, for that matter. :-)

    I missed Twin Peaks on purpose. I deliberately blinked. ;->

    November 1, 2007

  • Before my time. Was that show as innuent as it sounds?

    November 1, 2007

  • Don't listen to reesetee. It was good! The movies... eh. But the TV show was good.

    November 2, 2007

  • Never watched the show, but I have wanted a mynah bird (why do we always say "mynah bird and not just "mynah--we don't say "parrot bird"?...) ever since I remember.

    November 2, 2007

  • Skipvia: I don't know. It's dumb. Like saying PIN number.

    November 2, 2007

  • Uh, exCUUSE me! I didn't say mynah bird! *self-satisfied*

    It's also like saying tuna fish.

    And c_b, I wasn't trashing the show. I just never watched it. I mostly remember the fuss over it more than anything else.

    November 2, 2007

  • Well, I lived in rural Vermont at the time. There wasn't much fuss about it there, because nobody had a TV!

    HUH! a-HUH-HUH!! <--upper-class twit laugh

    November 2, 2007

  • What's your beef with tuna fish?

    November 2, 2007

  • A bit redundant. I like eating the stuff, mind you.

    November 2, 2007

  • See also mino.

    August 26, 2008