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"Rubber Chicken"

Posted by ESC on December 03, 2001

In Reply to: Origin/meaning of "Rubber Chicken" posted by Edward Frost on December 03, 2001

: In current comedy the phrase "rubber chicken" is occaisionally used. Can anyone provide insight into the meaning (I suspect vulgar!) or origin of this phrase please?

Sometimes a rubber chicken is just a rubber chicken. Anyone have a different take on the subject? There are rubber chicken "novelty items," although what's funny about that escapes me. Then, isn't there an expression, "the rubber chicken circuit"? A lecture tour, etc., where the presenter has to dine at a series of banquets featuring rubbery chicken?