Eating Crow


Wikipedia explains it this way: 

Eating crow (archaically, eating boiled crow) is an English-language idiom meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. Eating crow is presumably foul-tasting in the same way that being proven wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow. Eating crow is of a family of idioms having to do with eating and being proven incorrect, such as to "eat dirt", to "eat your words", and to "eat your hat" (or shoe).

Saturday we discovered a new (to us) shop.  The Crows Corner in Edgerton, OH was a delight--I'm standing outside it at this link.  It's family-owned and many of the items are rustic crafts made by the owners and their young daughters.  I purchased this crow (Shhhhhhh!  Mostly for the pattern for my "wonder working" husband--who by the way is making progress on the doll house!).  I'm still trying to figure out why I am attracted to crows.  Maybe it's their black "attire".  I like to wear black and feel most elegant when I'm wearing a black dress.

While I like their color and profile, I do NOT enjoy "eating crow"!

15 comments:

  1. Adorable! I would love that shop!

    I do not enjoy 'eating crow' either! But it does us a bit of good to eat a slice of humble pie once in awhile I guess.

    Love and Prayers,
    Eileen

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  2. I don't like eating crow, either.
    Blessings, andrea

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  3. I have ate crow before and it is definately hard to chew. :)

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  4. I love crows. There is one in particular that hangs out outside of church when I go to work.
    We caw back and forth to each other!
    However I have never literally eaten crow.
    Figuratively, most likely!
    Love Di

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  5. Nope, do not like eating crow.

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  6. Crows have those glossy black feathers...very pretty, actually...They don't seem to be afraid....and I like to look at them. (Mama doesn't like them because they carry off too many pecans from their orchard!)
    Eating crow is never pleasant...but I've had to 'eat my share of crow'...
    Thanks Rebecca!
    Smiles from Jackie

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  7. Hi Rebecca, so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by, hope you made it to my other blog; A Bible Study, "a day in the life...". You are the most amazing blogger I have ever met. I visited them and thoroughly enjoyed them. Your fashion blog is amazing. I love your great sense of style and you have such a lovely statuesque figure that your clothing looks fabulous. I'm short, and would so love to be taller, You taller gals always look wonderful! Thanks for coming by, hope to visit again soon.
    Blessings,
    Debra

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  8. Eileen, I would have loved to have you at my side as I visited "The Crow"! There was a great plate of home made fudge, too.

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  9. Andrea, I doubt that you have to eat it often. You are a kind & careful person, it seems to me!

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  10. Dee, I agree! It IS hard to chew. Makes one think before dishing it up the next time, doesn't it?

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  11. Di, My parents tell of one that always met them at their car when they lived on the farm. Nice that you caw back!

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  12. Denise, It's hard to imagine YOU ever eating crow.

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  13. Jackie, I like the way you think! To me, there IS a certain beauty/elegance to these birds, but I think it is mainly due to the color (for me).

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  14. Debra, I DID visit your Bible study blog. It is amazing. I'm so glad I found you!

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  15. Rebecca, oh I have had to eat crow in my day, although I never liked it I did feel so much better after it was digested.....:-) Hugs

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