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    A huge bill can leave you feeling blue, unless you're a toucan or a pelican

    Please take a look at this video. You will hear "A huge bill can leave you feeling blue, unless you're a toucan or a pelican" at 4:00.


    Why can a huge bill leave you feeling blue, unless you're a toucan or a pelican?

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    Re: A huge bill can leave you feeling blue, unless you're a toucan or a pelican

    Do you know what toucans and pelicans are? Do you know what 'feeling blue' means?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: A huge bill can leave you feeling blue, unless you're a toucan or a pelican

    Yes, I know what they mean.


    toucan: a tropical American bird that has bright feathers and a very large beak
    pelican: a large ocean bird that has a large bag that is part of its lower bill for catching and holding fish
    If you feel blue, you are feeling unwell, mainly associated with depression or unhappiness.


    I understand "A huge bill can leave you feeling blue" and "unless you're a toucan or a pelican," but I don't understand what the sentence means.

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    Re: A huge bill can leave you feeling blue, unless you're a toucan or a pelican

    It's a joke. There's a play on words going on. Another meaning of bill is beak, so a huge bill can also mean a very large beak.

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