Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday Musings on All Things Southern
Yesterday my friend Sharon Decker, who gets to live here, made a funny statement. She said, "I was sittin' in the catbird seat."
I told her I'd never heard that before. Being the inquisitive person that I am, I looked it up. Turns out, she thought the idiom had something to do with a cat and a bird. But, there is actually a catbird. A bird. Called a catbird. Pictured here is the gray catbird.
What it means doesn't change with this new found knowledge. It means "sitting pretty."
Sharon was "sitting pretty."
Okay, I have to admit, hearing that Sharon was sitting in the catbird seat sounds ... prettier. Don't you think?