"The Real Macaws" ~ Happy FRISKY Friday ~
I really enjoyed the beautiful macaws and parrots at Gatorland.
The Real McCoys
"The real McCoy" is an idiom and metaphor used in much of the English-speaking world to mean "the real thing" or "the genuine article", e.g., "he's the real McCoy". It is a corruption of the Scots "The real MacKay", first recorded in 1856 as: "A drappie o’ the real MacKay," (A drop of the real MacKay), and this is widely accepted as the origin.
How it came to be "McCoy" is unclear – it is believed that the first recording with this spelling occurred in Canada in 1881. In James S. Bond's The Rise and Fall of the "Union club": or, Boy life in Canada, a character utters, "By jingo! yes; so it will be It's the 'real McCoy,' as Jim Hicks says. Nobody but a devil can find us there."
The phrase has been the subject of numerous fanciful folk etymologies ever since.
It was also a comedy television series, " The Real McCoys" from 1957–1963 starring Richard Crenna, Walter Brennan and Michael Winkelman.