Mudcat Café message #38264 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3285   Message #38264
Posted By: Pete M
15-Sep-98 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I'm not a Pheasant Plucker...
Subject: RE: Pheasant Plucker
Hi Alison, yes I've used a sickle and a scythe. (Scythes are used for cutting grass for hay, sickles for harvesting grain.)

The point about the "pheasant pluckers" song is not that it is a tongue twister per se, but the rather interesting spoonerism that is normally created if you try and say it quickly. Ditto fig pluckers. Hence my confusion.

Pete M