phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the website Search | Discussion Forum Home|

Re: "Wave a dead chicken over it."

Posted by Brian from Shawnee 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 ;-)

Sounds like something a witch doctor or voodoo priest would do. Those weird guys that know all kinds of stuff about computers and how to fix them, they're kind of like witch doctors, aren't they?