Immediately, hundreds of people who just saw this title were reeled in by their curiosity of "the birds and the bees." Is this because they actually feel they want to know about the insects and their feathered predators? I sit here now on my porch, laptop on my lap..(imagine that)... watching the wasps flying around the exterior of the house, the robins tapping at the ground, and the sparrows perched on the grapevines across the yard. I cannot help myself but wonder why these beings were ever chosen as the symbols regarding sex education.
"Where did you learn about the birds and the bees?" I was once asked.
I don't remember my answer but I'm pretty sure I didn't make reference to the Audubon Society's books on birds and insects.
I find the English language and our little phrases and sayings to be humorous more often than not. Funnier yet is when someone from another country, just having learned our language without knowing the "intended" meanings of some of the things we say uses one of the phrases out of context. As I ponder this I chuckle to myself and consider that just maybe, with the huge populations in various countries, that perhaps there needs to be more translation to the real meaning of "the birds and the bees."