Monday, August 28, 2017

Feeling Ducky



A friend sent me a video featuring rescued ducks, which got me to thinking about colorful North American phrases that feature those amazing fowl. They include my title, 'feeling ducky', which means a person is in good spirits.

While I don’t know the derivation or origin, I cannot picture an angry duck except in cartoon form. And Daffy sure can pull a snit! ~grin~ Seriously, do a search on ‘Daffy Duck angry’. It’s a hoot. That boy needs to relax.

There’s another phrase I heard in childhood that indicates a person tackled a task or skill with ease – 'like a duck taking to water'. Or when someone doesn’t allow a bad situation or insult (et al.) to bother them they let it go 'like water off a duck’s back'.

If you want to watch the (quite short) video, I will warn you that the music gets a bit tedious. But the footage is amazing.


Do you know of any other phrases that feature ducks? I imagine the fabulous birds get prominent mention in many languages.

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17 comments:

  1. Water off a duck's back was the only one I could really think of...unless we're talking about Monty Python. haha

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    1. Oh, Monty Python. ~grin~ Love their humor.

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  2. I adore ducks - and can think of a number of phrases (not always pretty) including dead duck, tighter than a duck's arse, ducking the question, f*ck a duck, ducks in a row...

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    1. Oh, I thank you. ~snort~ Nice reply. Be well!

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  3. No duck phrases, but I do have ducks that live in the ponds around where I live. I should take a video one of these days...

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  4. Those are happy ducks. I can't think of any phrases, sorry.

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    1. No worries. Thanks for being so kind to visit.

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  5. These ducks look flighty! No duck phrases unfortunately!

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    1. Ha! Thank you for taking time to visit and comment.

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  6. We have limited cellular data, so unfortunately I can't watch the video :-( I can't think of any duck phrases other than those you've mentioned. Ducks do seem like happy birds. Geese, on the other hand, seem cranky at times.

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    1. Sorry to tempt you to watch something. You're wise to watch how you use the data. Thank you for the grin. You're right about geese.

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  7. How about the one, "you have your ducks all in a row", or "Ugly Duckling"! Thanks for the chuckle....

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    1. Oh, of course! Thank *you*, my dear.

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    2. What can I say....I had all my ducks in a row...haha

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this. You deserve a chuckle and smile for all your good works.

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