Hello Early Bird.

Cynnie12

New Member
Polish
He is someone who is British (Yorkshire) and who is ALWAYS very early at the office. I like the guy and thought about approaching him with a (hopefully funny) “hello Early Bird!” But I now question myself if this is something OK to say in English.. maybe a guy would mind being called a .. bird 🤷‍♀️. Please help!
 
  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    It is fine. It has nothing to do with the very dated use of "bird" to mean girl or woman, which you shouldn't ever think of using.

    It is half of a proverb: The early bird catches the worm, but is widely used for anything connected with the early morning.
     
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