Etymology: Put your fingers and thumb together so they all meet at the tips. Include a back-and-forth motion from the wrist, and your hand looks like a bird eating.
"Oh yeah, did you get laid?"
"Nah. I did feed the bird, though."
Not made up by Nathan Fillion. Firefly was still a good show though.
But Mary Poppins is beautiful in a way unsurpassed.
Show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
"This is the new High Five. It is called: FEED THE BIRDS."
Nathan Fillion, the extraordinarily talented, hot, handsome star of "Firefly", "Serenity", and "Castle", just to mention a few of the fine roles of this Emmy-winning performer, also says "Feed the birds" in his show "Castle".
Its short form is FTB
Nathan Fillion: Just did a Feed the Birds in episode three of Castle. Also, tried to squeeze in obscure Firefly reference. Bam, said the lady.
Nathan Fillion: "First, an Emmy, dinner with friends, wrap it up with @thedanband. Let's call it a perfect evening. Feed the birds."
Nathan Fillion: "Interesting. Guest star was supposed to call me Castle, but instead called me Captain. Feed the birds."
Nathan Fillion: "I saw so many of you have donated to the Children's Hospital Triathlon... I'm thrilled. And touched. Thanks. Really, really thanks... you. Feed the birds, all of you. Extra feed. Extra birds."
Query: When you say "Feed the birds", are you the feeder or the fed?
Nathan Fillion: "The person getting props gets fed."