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Salt on a birds tail

Salt on a birds tail

Name: Theda

Age: 37
City: Bletchley
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The new year of preventing the dove of peace from flying away Tammany Hall tries to immobilize the American Txil Brotherhood for capture and deportation cartoon Salting a bird's tail is a legendary superstition of Europe and America, and an English language idiom. The superstition is that sprinkling salt on a bird's tail will render the bird temporarily unable to fly, enabling its capture. The nursery rhyme Simple Simonwhich dates to at least the 17th century and possibly earlier, includes the verse He went to catch a dicky bird, And thought he could not fail, Because he had a little salt, To put upon its tail.


Salt on His Tail Lay Catch or apprehend him.

TB Samurai One time my grandma told me that sat she was little, a man in a restaraunt told her that if you put salt on a birds tail, it couldn't fly away. I wonder how many laughs he got watching out the window while I chased endless birds with a salt shaker An unsalted pigeon But where did it originate? But it kept us entertained I guess!

Salting a bird’s tail — fact or folklore?

Our mom told us that if we sprinkled salt on a bird's tail, it would be our pet forever. I used to run around the yard with a saltshaker chasing robins.

In the course of the day, the group was awaiting a bus and idly observing a host of pigeons. I guess we were around 10 years old before we realized that tale was just Mom's way of keeping us occupied.

The cage falls to the ground and the txil escapes. My dad used to tell me that I could so easily catch the little birds hopping in the yard if I would just put salt on their tails. Had he dreamt it?

My family seemed to virds in a constant flow of colloquialisms, which I took for fact. This entertaining but spurious bit of nonsense lore persisted for about the same length of time it took for the Ranger to grow old enough to seek pleasures less simple than chasing pigeons.

Put salt on the tail of - idioms by the free dictionary

To his relief, there were some crumbs of comfort, perhaps the most authoritative being: E. Loverly Duverly — exploring the duvers of the Isle of Wight - 19th July, Today the Ranger had an enjoyable family day out with various relatives.

I spent two years ages attempting this. We spend so much time putting salt on the tail of an ideal version of life—more money, more property, better status—that we forget to aa our present circumstances. The Ranger would love to hear if anyone else has heard this story, and was taken in by it!

Salting a bird's tail - wikipedia

Anon When I was about years old hail Grandpa convinced me and my brother who was that if we sprinkled salt on a birds tail it could not fly away. In the verse in Simple Simon abovethe point is made even then only a simpleton would believe the legend. I remember many visits at grandparents were spent chasing birds with salt shakers.

Me and my friend used to go outside with a bag of salt and we'd try to get it on the birds' tails. Well being around 6 at the time, I grabbed the table salt and was outside chasing birds for about a half an hour.

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However the story certainly does not seem to be that common. The best explanation that the family could come up with was that Grandad Ranger must have told it to him — and as that splendid old fellow died some 25 years ago it would be hard to use him to settle the debate. Salting of a bird's tail has been used by analogy as an idiom for immobilization of persons since at least the 19th century, txil writers such as Walter Scott [3]Robert Burns[2] Walter Lantz[8] John Phillips[9] in others.

He began to doubt his own memories. Tom top belief! I tried many times but never caught one.

You can catch a bird by putting salt on its tail

Salr told me that the same thing worked on birds' tails. The Ranger remembered nostalgically afternoons as a very young boy chasing pigeons and seagulls along the beach, cursing his bad luck for not having had the foresight to have brought some salt. His sister agreed — never had this story been a part of Ranger family folklore. At dinner I was mortified birda my mother commented about not being able to find her best pewter salt shaker.

Anon top belief! My grandfather told me if you put salt on a birds tail it couldn't fly anymore and i could catch it, so i would go in the backyard and chase the birds around with a salt-shaker leslie My mother and father told me you could catch a bird by putting salt on its tail I have since realized, that if you can get close enough to actually PUT salt on a bird's tail, you can catch it anyway!

Animals : birds : catch with salt - i used to believe

My grandmother once told me that if you put salt on a bird's tail he couldn't fly, and you could pick him up. I spent hours and hours one summer with the salt-shaker remember the tall Tupperware ones? Scott : Redgauntlet,chap.

The Ranger was amazed when his mother denied ever having mentioned such a thing to him or even having heard of oon. Lisa My big brother told me that yogurt was processed dog vomit. I think I snuck them back in the next day.

Meredith top belief!

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