Sunday, February 5, 2012

Alles Klar?

365-216 Bird in the Hand
Day 216/365

When I took this picture, the first thought that came to my mind was the expression: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Yes, that was quite random. I suppose, on a dangerously frigid day walking outdoors without gloves, stumbling across this glove waiting for a matching red pair, the saying would be appropriate.

The earliest instance of the expression is discussed on Phrase Finder, where a translation from the 12th century of a passage in the bible is cited ("A living dog is better than a dead lion" (Ecc 9:4)). A reference to existing pubs from medieval times is also mentioned. One citation notes the expression is related to a falcon and its prey. Aha, a glove reference!

"Der Kommissar" by Falco brings back fond memories :)

- Cassaendra

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