“Tweedy” vs “Tweetie”

Thank you for your provocative comment, reader # 34,

“I had the same question when kindergartener # 6 suggested “Tweedy”, said Harriett. “In fact Ozzie and I discussed it over a Spanish mackerel head Sunday morning. Ozzie likes “Tweedy”.  He thinks it suggest a wholesome, outdoorsy, vivacious character. In addition, Ozzie points to Tweedy’s baby feathers that look like a tightly knitted sweater of nubby homespun 22 gauge yarn”.


“I like “Tweedy” because it sounds like “sweetie”; and “tweet” phonetically imitates the sounds that birds make, like other animal noises such as “oink”, “meow”, “roar” or “chirp”. I think there is a name for such an associations.

In the mid twentieth century there appeared a rare, essentially unique bird of unknown species. It was named “Tweety Bird” by the American Society of Ornithology.
Despite its long eye lashes and high pitched voice, it is male. It lives today and appears to be the only living specimen of its kind.  A female counterpart is not known to exist. This unusual bird has never reproduced and does not age. In addition it has a unique linguistic accent or perhaps a lisp.


Humans over 50 years of age may remember “Tweety Bird” when it was first discovered and presented to the American public from 1946 to 1951.  It now resides in The Jurong Bird Park.  Jurong Bird Park (Chinese裕廊飞禽公园), is a tourist attraction in Singapore managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. It is now a world-famous bird zoo where there are specimens of magnificent bird life from around the world. It is currently the world’s largest bird park in terms of number of birds, and second largest both in number of bird species and land area (after Germany’s Weltvogelpark Walsrode). There are 5,000 birds of 380 species in Jurong Bird Park. Of these, 29 are of threatened species.

“The Doctor is not happy the Chinese have Tweety Bird. Without compromising any NSA secrets, I can tell you the Doctor is hatching a plan to do something about the situation.  The Chinese have been hacking United States’ companies a lot longer that you realize”.

Best Regards,


About Harriett Raptor

Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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3 Responses to “Tweedy” vs “Tweetie”

  1. I like “Tweedy”. He/she is very rambunctious and growing fast.
    The Other Human In The Doctor’s Big Nest

  2. Yes, I too thought “Tweedy” was a great description of a fledgling bird’s plumage! No mention has been made of egg #2. I trust the time that it would be viable is over. Is the egg still in the nest or has Harriett cleaned house? Just wondering!!!

  3. Harriett did indeed clean house. I never bothered to playback the DVR to view this particular activity. I believe Tweedy is female. I’ll explain why later.

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