Through those years I learnt that dodos also inspired an expression for things that are going to disappear: “the way of the dodo”. The says the expression “way of the Dodo” means: Something that is pass or is no longer seen or used. Not bad for a dictionary that usually suggests the alternative meanings. According to Wikipedia:
The dodo’s significance as one of the best-known extinct animals and its singular appearance has led to its use in literature and popular culture to symbolize a concept or object that will or has become out of date, as in the expression “dead as a dodo” or “gone the way of the dodo”.
The Way of the Dodo is also a LA based rock band formed by Ben Zenk, Gerry Hirschfeld, Jake Riggle, Dylan Durboraw and Jesse Bivona. The band has a MySpace page with songs and videos, and a Facebook page (where I discovered it).