For the Birds Radio Program: Expressions Part I

Original Air Date: Jan. 30, 2001 (estimated date) Rerun Dates: Jan. 22, 2015; Jan. 23, 2014; Jan. 30, 2007

Are bluebirds really happier than other birds? And where did the expression “to eat crow” come from? Laura talks about the origins of some bird expressions.

Duration: 3′44″

Transcript

Quacksalver or quack Bluebird of happiness Bluebird carries the sky on his back Cardinal sins, primacy Eat crow Silly goose Goosing