It’s just an expression – like odd duck – odd ball – odd man out – but it seems to suit February, certainly an odd month!
For starters, I can’t ever remember how many days it has!
“Thirty days has September, April, June and November, all the rest have thirty-one, except……”
Except. Except, I can’t remember the end of the song! I only know it’s about February and something to do with the days. 28 or 29?
Every four years? Then why do they call it leap year, as though we’re skipping over something instead of adding it back? How odd!
And how do you pronounce it anyway? FEB – U – ARY? Then where’d the ‘r’ go?
It’s a mystery! But let’s get back to the bird.
I saw a Great Blue Heron on Lake Washington recently, looking exactly as a heron should.
But when I caught him head-on, he seemed to sprout great feathery tusks that looked like a Fu Manchu!
Odd don’t you think?
For Becky’s SquareOdds.