Animals in our language

We all have phrases in our everyday lives that reference some type of animal

When did our language begin to get coloured with animals? I know that sounds lame … kinda like a lame duck, right? Haha.

Or am I gloating now like maybe the cat that ate the canary? We all have phrases in our everyday lives that reference some type of animal.

I know I sound a bit stubborn like a mule with this idea but it’s true. If you think about it you will realise just how right I am about this. I bet you will come up with things that you remember, almost like an elephant you can never forget them.

If you think harder, you will notice titles in books and songs that include them. Of course, that may just make you sick as a dog to tax your brain that way!

I mean you can just look for that famous song from a Canadian singer that you all know. Snowbird! I know some of you may not be quick on this so you may be slower than a herd of turtles but you can do it. There are even cartoons. Of course, you know those already. Disney is full of them. See, you are sly like a fox to think of them.

I guess we just have animals on the brain. We even quite often name sports teams after them. Sharks, Timberwolves, Mighty Ducks!

There are even so many references in other cultures that it is crazy. How about Chinese year naming, Year of the Rat, Year of the Cat, etc.

I know some of you are silent as mice about all this and just listening. You may even be watching a movie or something with a famous saying … like … You Dirty Rat!

I guess it is just something we all live with and never notice during our day-to-day activities. We are kinda like sitting ducks just having it happen all around us!

So, feel free to add some more new phrases to colour your speech for fun! See if your friends notice just how wily like a fox you are!

Time for this storyteller (kinda like Mother Goose) to take off since I need to make some lunch because I am hungry as a bear.



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