Posted by Smokey Stover on September 07, 2005

In Reply to: Birds... posted by ESC on September 07, 2005

: : Hi. Does any one know anything about the origins of why in old sayings women are often refered to as bird's e.g. 'mother hen' 'hen party' 'Ducky' 'Chicken' etc....? Or where I could get some info from?

: Well, I don't know. But back in the old days, my mother and grandmother's day, women came together to work and socialize. They flocked together like hens. No offense intended.

Hey, ESC, did they have a pecking order? But seriously, why only "old saying"? SS