The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3987080
Posted By: keberoxu
12-Apr-19 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Then there is a rafter of turkeys,
which was sound-bit on the AM news radio station here,
during the commuter traffic report.

There was, you know, a communal collection of turkeys
in the darned highway, blocking traffic.

When I looked up "rafter of turkeys"
the answer was, well, there is this archaic word origin
in which raft is connected to weaving and textiles.
And the thing about turkeys on the move as a group
is that they weave about back and forth,
supposedly as a way to foil predators in pursuit.