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Re: They have seen the elephants...

Posted by ESC on May 04, 2007

In Reply to: They have seen the elephants... posted by Joey Messina on May 04, 2007

: There is supposed to be a New England saying, "they have seen the elephants & seen the hooty owl." Can't find the meaning of it. Can you help?

Maybe it relates to "I've been to the circus and seen the elephant." Meaning worldly, been around. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/49/messages/501.html I have no explanation for the hooty owls.