Me: I need a word.
Thom: The bird is the word.
Me: No, it’s like “frequent” but it’s not that.
Thom: Elly, I don’t know if you’ve heard but the bird is the word.
Me: Bird is not the word. It has more syllables. And it’s a verb.
Thom: The bird, bird, bird – the bird is the word.
Me: You know, like when you frequent a restaurant? But it’s more than that. Sort of like an endorsement or something?
Thom: Ba boppa um mau mau. Boppa um mau ma mau.
Me: Uh, no. Still not it. It doesn’t have to be a restaurant. It could be any sort of business.
Thom: Patronize. Like what’s happening here.
Me: Yes! Wait, you were listening?
Thom: Don’t you know about the bird? The bird, bird, bird – the bird is the word.
Me: Good talk.