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Birds of a Feather Flock Together

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Today, we’re looking at the third of three English idioms in the comic above - birds of a feather flock together. Literally, the phrase means that birds of the same type gather together in groups and, as an idiom, it means people of the same type seem to attract one another and gather together. Look at the following news headline to demonstrate the use of this English phrase:

Birds of a feather flock together in cyberspace
-in.news.yahoo.com, 2 September 2011, ANI

In this article, the author reports on a recent study by Dr. Cuiha (Cindy) Shen, Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communications at the University of Texas Dell. Dr. Shen
examined an online community using social network analysis and found that birds of a feather flock together in cyberspace. Just thinking about your own experiences on social networks, don’t you think that there is probably truth in this statement?

Another interesting headline is:

Female Friendships: Birds of a Feather Flock Together (On Looks)
-psychologytoday.com, 21 May 2010, Gad Saad

In this blog entry, Dr. Saad looks at a
Human Nature publication by April Bleske-Rechek and Melissa Lighthall on female friendships and whether beautiful girls tend to surround themselves with physically unattractive friends or whether birds of a feather flock together, i.e. women of more or less equal attractiveness tend to form friendships. The title of the article gives us the study’s answer to the question: birds of a feather do, indeed, seem to flock together. Interesting, isn’t it?

Back to our comic above. Can you see now see the joke in the ones bird’s question
So, do you guys flock together?






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