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Whether you are dog tired (very tired), living a dog’s life (difficult life), or so busy you feel like you are chasing your own tail (working hard but not seeing progress), this Tidbits should give you a reason to go hog wild (become highly enthusiastic)! • An idiom is “a set expression of two or more words that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.” The idioms we’ll explore in this Tidbits are those that deal with animals. • Watch these pages like a hawk (carefully) to see if you recognize these sayings. You may find that many are very familiar to you. You may also find some that are complete hogwash (nonsense). In trying not to beat a dead horse (engage in pointless and repetitive discussion), you may want to read these at a snail’s pace (slowly) so that you can catch the meaning of each sentence! • An expression that seems to have disappeared or just never caught on with current generations is “I’ll swan” or “I’ll swanee!” Mostly used in the south, this is an expression of surprise probably as a replacement for “I swear” or a curse word. If you’ve never heard this one you probably think it is for the birds (not for you.)! After all, birds of a feather flock together, (people associate with similar folks)! Turn the page for more!

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CAT AND MOUSE (continued): • Many expressions are ingrained in our vocabulary when we are only knee high to a grasshopper (very small.) Some are kept out of earshot of children because they may not be appropriate for young ears! (Those won’t be in Tidbits!)

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CAT AND MOUSE (continued): • Hold on if you think we are barking up the wrong tree (have the wrong idea), fantasy worlds can be fun and engaging. Just remember that it’s a dogeat-dog world (there is a lot of competition in life) out there and you need to be careful not to be constantly chasing your own tail (working hard but not getting anything done)! • If organizing gives you a burr under your saddle (causes you to be irritated), remember that the early bird gets the worm (start early so that you have the best chance for success). • Seeing an opportunity to improve your life or your situation, sometimes requires walking on eggshells (being careful not to offend others) or a somewhat opposite situation; taking the bull by the horns (tackling the problem). • You sure don’t need to be told that you are not the sharpest quill on the porcupine (not very smart) if you are having a hard time with an assignment. Most people realize when they struggle and have butterflies in their stomachs (feel nervous) when they have bitten off more than they can chew (taken on too hard or big a task). • Speaking of chewing, when you are hungry as a bear (really hungry), it is usually best to take your time eating anyway. Don’t be silly and wolf down your food (eat too fast) or you may find yourself sick as a horse (very sick)! • Hold your horses (be patient) when you need to wait for your food, whether at your home, someone else’s home or a restaurant. Be a good egg (nice person) not a bad egg (bad person) and avoid fighting like cats and dogs (fierce argument). Don’t bite the hand that feeds you (harm someone who is helping you)!

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CAT AND MOUSE (continued): • Take the bull by the horns (face difficulty) when you are strong and can rule the roost (be the boss), but don’t get egg on your face (be humiliated) by taking on more than you can handle. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch (don’t plan on having something until you actually get it)!

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• If things are going well in your family or work life, don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs (don’t destroy the source of your good fortune). Be thankful and don’t ruffle any feathers (don’t upset anyone) or you may find yourself eating crow (having to admit that you are wrong). Remember birds of a feather flock together (similar people stick together).

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• Don’t be a fraidy cat (a coward) when it comes to trying new things. Carefully weigh the risks and wing it (improvise) as you are learning. If you get sent on a wild goose chase (to be sent searching for something that can’t be found), then learn from your search. • It is better to let the cat have your tongue (be quiet) than to pretend to be a fat cat (rich and powerful person) when you really have nothing to brag about. After all, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray (even careful plans can go wrong). • Many times in our everyday lives the weather can be an influencing factor in our decision making. If it is raining cats and dogs outside (raining hard) then we are likely to be as happy as a clam (contended) staying at home reading a good book or watching a movie. If the sun is shining and it is nice and warm out, we are likely to go out to have a whale of a time (great enjoyment). • See you later, alligator (good-bye for now)! After while, crocodile (good-bye to you, too)! Tidbits will be back next week.

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CELINE DION (continued): • Celine Dion, became Dion’s first gold record in the U.S. and more than 12 million copies were sold internationally. She has earned awards from all over the world: Juno and Felix Awards in Canada, Grammys in the U.S., and many more.

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Springtime is a welcome time of year when the grass turns green and bulbs spring to life with colorful flowers. There are also other plants that spring up as the air and ground warms for the pleasure of people and animals! • Crocus are among the first flowers to burst from their bulbs in spring when the ground gets warm. From “snow” crocuses, which are the first to bloom, to giant Dutch crocuses, the flowers brighten gardens in a variety of colors: red, pink, purple, blue, yellow, orange and more. Even though the latter are called “giant,” all crocuses are small, between 2-4 inches tall. Some have strong scents that lure bees out of their hives as early as February to start their honey-making process.

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• Some other small flowers that may sprout from bulbs even before crocus are: glory-of-the-snow, winter aconite, common snowdrop, spring slowflake and netted iris. (Notice: 3 of the 4 early bloomers have names associated with winter!) • Along with the bulbs planted in yards, ephemeral wildflowers are beginning to pop up in forests all around North America at this time of year. Ephemeral means “short-lived.” For the spring flowering ephemerals, they make an appearance as soon as the weather is warm, leaf out, bloom, spread a little and go dormant when hot weather intrudes. Spring ephemerals prefer damp areas like stream banks.

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• With the summer holidays approaching, you might want to keep in mind this tidbit: Every year, 75,000 stuffed animals are left behind in hotels. Be sure to check under the bed before you leave! • It was long believed that a single piece of paper couldn't be folded more than seven times, but in 2002, highschooler Britney Gallivan disproved that notion. She ordered a 4,000-foot-long roll of toilet paper and, along with her family, headed to a shopping mall to try to break the seven-fold limit. After seven hours, she and her family had succeeded in folding the paper 12 times, putting an end to the myth.

• Ancient Mayan warriors were known to throw hornets' nests at each other in battle. • At some point you've almost certainly heard a coward described as "lily-livered," but did you ever wonder where that expression came from? It was once believed that the seat of courage in the human body was the liver; therefore, someone who was timid presumably lacked blood in the liver, causing that organ to become white. • If you're like the average American, you spend 38 hours in traffic every year. If you live in Chicago, you're stuck for 46 hours. If you're unlucky enough to be driving in Los Angeles, you'll be at the mercy of traffic for a whopping 72 hours every year. * * * Thought for the Day: "If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -- Carl Sagan

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UP FROM THE GROUND (continued): • Ephemeral wildflowers, as a group, make up DEERE. one of the JOHN largestDEERE. types of(continued): wildflowers. Unbywhile many, theyin appear disappear • seen It was living Illinois and that John noticed the problems that farmers when quickly. The small, colorful plantsfaced take advanattempting to tillthat soil.comes Because area had tage of sunlight intotheforested arformerly been woodland, the soil was rich eas before leaves grow on the trees over their with hummus, clung to heads. Once the which leaves clumped block theand sunshine, the the blades of the plows farmers were accusglorious display of little flowers goes away! tomed to using. While repairing a broken cir• With common names such as Skunk cularstrange saw, Deere stumbled upon an idea. He Cabbage, Bloodroot, Cutleaved Toothwort, employed his smith skills to fashion the steel Dutchman’s Breeches blade into the shape and of aTrout plow.Lily, He many affixedof these plants emerge April and are two wooden spokes,inthen hitched the gone deviceby to a horse. It plowed the heavy Illinois May or early June. They emerge again soil each like a charm. a farmer spring and if In thefact, ground haswho not happened been disto be observing test run immediately put turbed, usually inthelarger, more colorful numin an order for his own John Deere plow. bers.

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• Skunk In short order, Deere gave up hiswith blacksmith • cabbage is an ephemeral an odor shop and focused on making plows. Theto of rotten meat. It has the strange ability company grew steadily and added many emraise the temperature inside its flowers to ployees. In the late 1840s, John relocated the cause to melt around it. entiresnow operation to Moline, Illinois. Ashamed

• Aofmore pleasant that John is nice to have his own lackephemeral of education, sent his the state’s finest schools.Breeches. One of inchildren a hometo garden is Dutchman’s his proudest occurred when son Charles The cute littledays white flowers resemble pantaearned the equivalent of an MBA from Bell’s loons blowing in the wind. Commercial College in Chicago.

• Trout Lily is so-named for its timing to bloom • when With his sonare Charles managing the company, trout running or spawning. Trout John found time to pursue philanthropic infishermen love to discover these little blooms! terests. He co-founded both the First Nation-

• Trilliums always haveCongregational 3 leaves, 3 petals and 3 al Bank and the First Church. sepals. of these are native to the United He wasMost elected the mayor of Moline in 1873, States. favorite snack forreplacedeer so where They one ofare hisa first actions – the mentlittle of the city’ssometimes open drains with a sewer their blooms disappear quickpipe system – saved countless lives by reducly. Trilliums, as well as many other flowers, ing the spread of disease. grow from rhizomes, not bulbs. A rhizome is a underground can send • “horizontal The original John Deerestem logo,which registered in out bothdepicted shoots aand roots.” 1876, deer that was native to Afri-

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ca. Thirty-six years later, on in 1912, • Spring officially started Marchit was 20th,re-so placed with the image of a North American now is the time to head to the woods to see white-tailed deer. In the decades that folwhat has come up from the ground! lowed, the now-familiar “outline” logo took over as the symbol of the John Deere brand.

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