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Eating Crow? Try Eating Humble Pie, Instead.


If you’ve made a serious faux pas and need to acknowledge it with humility, you might be said to be “eating crow” or “eating humble pie,” both phrases of which involve animals — or do they? 

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In This Episode

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau uncovers the dirty little secret underneath the pastry dough.

  • The relationship between the word humble and the word umbles, meaning the entrails of deer
  • How the word umbles relates to pie
  • The lack of evidence that the expression “eat humble pie” is related to eating umbles
  • The history of the expression “to eat crow”
  • Compassionate alternatives to violent idioms

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