"Ĉu vi aŭdis la novaĵon?"
Translation:Have you heard the news?
You mean: Nu ĉiuj scias KE la birdo estas la vorto!
I am not English. What is the relation between a bird and a word ?
It comes from novelty song from back in 1963 by the Trashmen called Surfin' Bird. (Which was stolen from the Rivingtons, but that's another story.)
Nowdays, I would guess that most people know it from the TV show Family Guy beating the song to death in a possibly offensive way.
Not even most Americans...
It's "...most people (who know the song) know it from.."