Jump to content
Online Baptist
Please Login or Register for free to remove these ads.
  • Welcome Guest

    Tired of all the fighting that goes on in facebook groups? Are you ready for a community where you can talk about things of God and the Bible without getting branded a heretic? Well, we are glad you found us. Why don't you give us a try and see how friendly and different we are. - BroMatt

The Glory Land

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road

Recommended Posts

Please Login or Register for free to remove these ads.

Well, some of you may think me strange for doing this; but I decided to check out the origin for the English word "chicken."  What I discovered was, to me, both interesting and ironic.  The origin for the English word "chicken" is from the Old English word cycen, which literally means "little cock," wherein the English word "cock" comes from the Old English word coc.  What I found interesting and ironic about this is that in the present day the word "chicken" is employed as figure of speech for someone who is timid and fearful, whereas the word "cock" ("cocky") is employed as a figure of speech for someone who is strongly self-confident and even arrogant.  Although these two words originate from the same place, with the one word simply refering to a smaller version of the other, when employed as figures of speech, they now refer to that which is the opposite of one another.  To me, that is ironic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 470 Guests (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

×
×
  • Create New...