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    maiabulela is offline Senior Member
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    capistrana

    Dear all, What is the meaning of "capistrana" in the following context?

    A man look at his photo and says:

    "My hair is flowing in the wind like flocks of capistrana"

    What does he mean? I got the image but I don't know what's "capistrana".

    Thanks.

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    Re: capistrana

    I'm baffled by this.

    Google has no hits for capistrana.

    Have you any more context?

    Rover

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    Re: capistrana

    no they were just seeing some photos.

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    Re: capistrana

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all, What is the meaning of "capistrana" in the following context?

    A man look at his photo and says:

    "My hair is flowing in the wind like flocks of capistrana"

    What does he mean? I got the image but I don't know what's "capistrana".

    Thanks.
    My guess is that they are swallows. Perhaps it's a typo for the "like the flocks of Capistrano", or maybe these swallows are called capistrana by some.

    The Swallows of San Juan Capistrano — Infoplease.com

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    Smile Re: capistrana

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    My guess is that they are swallows. Perhaps it's a typo for the "like the flocks of Capistrano", or maybe these swallows are called capistrana by some.

    The Swallows of San Juan Capistrano — Infoplease.com

    YES! That's it!
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: capistrana

    There was a song based on this, and I spent years wondering what the singer was saying (but being baffled by song lyrics is not that unusual): YouTube - INK SPOTS 'WHEN THE SWALLOWS COME BACK TO CAPISTRANO'

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