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Thursday, December 16, 2010

25 Days of Christmas (Day 15 & 16)

Sorry folks! I had a really, REALLY busy day yesterday and was too pooped to type.

For the last 12 days of Christmas, I will be posts to "break down" the Christmas Carol, "Twelve Days Of Christmas" by focusing on what each line is speaking of (Partridge, Turtle Doves, etc.) and their meanings and/or what they truly are. Just little facts and trivia things.

*HINT* ... Each day, the verse of choice will be BOLDED and highlighted.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

A French Hen is also known as a Faverolles, which is a French breed type of chicken. They were originally bred to be utility chickens.

They have a beard and muffs. And they have FIVE toes instead of only four.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

What the heck is up with these dang birds?? Yet again we shall look in to another one. This time the Calling Birds. And if you think that birds REALLY DO sit on a phone and make calls, you have a SERIOUS problem, my friend.

A calling bird is also more commonly known as a Song Bird. And their original name was "Colly" Birds. They were considered "coal" birds due to their color. Colly means "black as coal".

In the UK, they are a delicacy.


Diana said...

This is so interesting but I'm with you, whats with all of the birds ?!
Love Di ♥

Donna said...

Well at least now they're done sending birds to the poor love! If some guy sent me ten freaking birds, I'd make him clean up all the bird crap, and the cages, pick up all the shed feathers off the floor, buy me ear plugs so I wouldn't have to listen to all ten of them screeching and clucking and whatever else they're doing, then I'd K.I.L.L. him. Yep. This woman musta had it bad!

And just for the record, I've got a cockatiel and every single time the phone rings, he starts talking.....true story.

This is great sweetie, love it, can't wait to read the rest of them!

<3 Donna

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