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Picking at the daises

Posted by ESC on July 10, 2010 at 12:41

In Reply to: Picking at the daises posted by Sandra Gray on July 08, 2010 at 12:44:

: When someone gets agitated and starts to pick at the sheets or their clothes why do we say they are 'picking at the daises'?

A guess. Health care professionals -- previously known as doctors and nurses -- probably came up with that. Like "making the O sign," dying, tongue out. Black humor.