Saturday, August 2, 2008

Duck Or Duck!

Here's something interesting I found out about ducks. I never would have guessed this. This is from Wikipedia:

"The word duck (from Anglo-Saxon dūce), meaning the bird, came from the verb "to duck" (from Anglo-Saxon supposed *dūcan) meaning "to bend down low as if to get under something" or "to dive", because of the way many species in the dabbling duck group feed by upending (compare Dutch duiken, German tauchen = "to dive")."

Ahh, you learn something new every day.

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