Thursday, September 08, 2005

What does it mean?

We were talking at work about expressions. Since I work in an ophthalmology practice,we were discussing the phrase,"blind as a bat." That brought me to the expression,
"deaf as a haddock," which is something my elderly patients always say to me.I always ask them what that means. Do haddock have ears? If not,are they the only fish without ears?

We googled "deaf as a haddock" but we couldn't come up with an explanation of this expression. If you know of a link that explains this odd saying,please send it to me. I have to bring it to work.

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