Saturday, December 24, 2005

I found myself using the expression "More (noun) than you can shake a stick at". Why would anyone want to shake a stick at something?

5 comments:

Rae Ann said...

LOL, that is a funny expression. I wonder where it comes from. Have a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday!!

Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

I dunno. Maybe cause you couldn't find a finger to shake? Or a magic wand to wave?

Sylvana said...

That means that there are so many *something* that shaking a stick at them wouldn't be sufficient to get rid of them/scare them off.

Flubberwinkle said...

Good question. I guess we could also replace stick with fist?

DrMax said...

See http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-sha2.htm for more of an explanation than you can shake a stick at. Happy Holidays Roses, all the best in the New Year!