This is an article about why Grease is the word and bird is not. Grease is my favourite movie, I watch it all the time. I’ve watched it over 33 times, actually I have, I’m counting. Grease is filled with catchy songs, cool characters, funny moments, and much more. The introduction song is Frankie Valli’s Grease. There are lyrics about it saying Grease is the word, but, there’s more to Grease than just being the word. There’s even a description about it in the song. The chorus lyrics are “Grease is the word, it’s the word that you’ve heard, it’s got groove, it’s got meaning. Grease is the time, it’s the place, it’s the motion, Grease is the way we are feeling. Grease has groove and meaning, it’s the time, the place, the motion, and the way we are feeling. That describes the word in the song. Back in 1963, 15 years before Grease, a band called The Trashmen released a song called Surfin’ Bird. The lyrics are “Bird, bird, bird, bird is the word.” Is that all he sings in the song? No description about the word? What’s the thing about bird being the word if they don’t describe it in the song? How do we know if bird is the word? Here’s the thing, it’s not. People may have thought that bird was the word before in the 60’s, and early 70’s, but, that all changed in 1978, 15 years after Surfin’ Bird released. Once they heard Frankie Valli’s song made for the highest grossing musical of the 20th century, Grease, they changed their minds. The Trashmen got it all wrong, bird is not the word, it’s Grease. Grease is the word, and no one can deny it.