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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2019-01-20 22:25:47

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1365

"flamenco" for "flamingo"

This is the flip side of a round-tripper, the other side of which has been in the Database for over a decade. There are lots of these on travel websites.

Enjoy the view of hundreds of pink Flamencos flying as your boat approaches.
trip review

...and tours to Salinas Grandes, the Huachichocana archaeological site and the Laguna de Guayatayoc with its pink flamencos and wild goose.
trip advice

After an early breakfast we will depart in our 4 WD car toward to the Lakes CaƱapa, Hedionda, Chaircota and Honda, these lakes are home for various pink flamencos and bird species.
travel itinerary

At the risk of making the eggcorn less exciting, it must be noted that etymologists’ speculations hint at likely etymological connections between “flamingo” and”flamenco”, as in this excerpt from the Online Etymology Dictionary:

flamenco (n.)
1882, from Spanish flamenco, first used of Gypsy dancing in Andalusia. The word in Spanish meant “a Fleming, native of Flanders” (Dutch Vlaming) and also “flamingo.” Speculations are varied and colorful about the connection between the bird, the people, and the gypsy dance of Andalusia…



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