"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death." - Harold Wilson
Question #91413 posted on 06/06/2018 10:36 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Okay, so according to the song Surfin’ Bird, it claims that the bird is the word. Can someone try and explain to me how the bird is equal to the word? Why is not the bird greater than or less than to the word? Or why is the bird not less than or equal to the word, or greater than or equal to the word? Can someone please give me some clarification?

- The Trashmen Fan


Dear bbbbird bird bird,

the bird = the word

Subtract "the" and "rd" from both sides.

bi = wo

Add "ke" to the end of both words.

bike = woke

Bikes have wheels with spokes. 

Wheels + spokes = woke

We can now rearrange the letters on the left side to be

woke + heelssps = woke

This doesn't really make any sense. But if we add an "a" to both sides and rearrange the letters again

shapeless woke = a woke

Currently the word "woke" is being used to describe someone who is aware of what is going on around them, and sees through the distractions and lies. Because woke is a concept and not an actual noun it is shapeless. Therefore we can replace "a woke" with "shapeless woke". Now we have:

shapeless woke = shapeless woke

These two are obviously equal to each other. Therefore "the bird" = "the word". Boom! Math.


(Who is neither a mathematician, nor serious)