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  • Hey, dontcry... what about that recipe?!!

    April 18, 2009

  • I forgot about this page.

    April 18, 2009

  • Mmm. Tasty turducken.

    June 25, 2008

  • frogchild - I agree! In fact, I'm not a fan of duck at all, but there is this recipe somewhere, (probably some southern US cookbook) that calls for multiple fowl stuffings. I'll look for it.

    In the meantime, remember to "save the liver!"

    June 25, 2008

  • Why must duckshoving be restricted to bird-on-bird action? I can think of other tasty foods to shove into a duck.

    June 25, 2008

  • Thanks, frogg-o! Actually, I didn't want to be too gross at first, but I'm pretty sure you're supposed to shove a smaller yet bird up the duck....maybe a game hen?

    June 25, 2008

  • Unless there's an actual culinary term for "duckshoving", I plan to adopt dontcry's meaning. Good one, dc!

    June 25, 2008

  • froggyloo - thanks for the clarification! Certainly not as gruesome as shoving one bird up another. Not as funny.....but not as gruesome.

    June 25, 2008

  • The Macquarie Dictionary records several meanings for the expression duckshoving including: “using unfair methods�?; being unscrupulous or dishonest; “evading your responsibilities by passing them to someone else�?; or (in the case of taxi drivers) “soliciting passengers along the roadside, rather than waiting in turn at a rank�?. And that last definition seems to be original. Duckshove is first recorded in The Australian National Dictionary from 1870 to describe the pushy behaviour of Melbourne cab drivers. It seems to have grown out of observations of ducklings, waddling in an orderly queue behind mother duck. The idea is that there’s always one little duck that is pushy, and elbows the others aside to get what it wants. If that is correct, then it means that the original duckshoving was actually done by ducks – from where it extended to human behaviour that involves “elbowing others�?.
    --ABC New Radio, Wordwatch

    June 24, 2008

  • Punchy, very punchy.

    June 24, 2008

  • Farmyard Tips #3097: Do not attempt this with live animals.

    June 24, 2008

  • Is this where you stuff a turkey with a duck?

    June 24, 2008