Posted by ESC on August 04, 2005
In Reply to: "Wave a dead chicken over it." posted by Jim Budrakey on August 04, 2005
: I am trying to track down the origin of the phrase "Wave a dead chicken over it." I have frequently heard this phrase used when someone is attempting to fix a balky mechanical or electronic device - especially a computer. Any ideas?
: P.S. I just waved a dead chicken (well, a rubber chicken - that's certainly not alive) over my computer while posting this message ;-)
I am thinking voodoo ritual or some other attempt at magically fixing something.