Bet I Know Where That Comes From

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Thursday, 5 September 2013

I've always wondered exactly where we get all these 'sayings'. I mean, like 'a bird in the hand is worth two in a bush'. Does it mean that there could be a snake in the bush ready to strike those two stupid birds that are over there messing around in a bush while the one you have in your hand is safe?

I do understand where we get that 'going through hell in a hand basket'. According to what I've read, that was what the jury sentenced the wolf to, after it ate everything in Little Red Riding Hood's basket and then ate Grandma!

I.M. Moleturd

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