Sunday, June 28, 2009

"God gives every bird his worm but he does not throw it into the nest." PD James

Have ya ever been really, really mad? All of us have. Here in the south we have a sayin’ – mad as a haint. It’s for when you’re really, really mad. This little fella looks like someone licked all the red off his candy. He was expectin’ a worm and no one has delivered. I think he looks mad as a haint – what do you think? Oh, by the way, for all ya’ll not from around here – “Haint” is a chiefly Southern word, its origin being the word “haunt”. In the South, it roughly means a ghost or other supernatural being. When you’re “Mad as a Haint” you’re mighty mad!

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