Friday, 22 August 2014

Did you know?...

...that ‘to bark at the wrong tree’ (meaning to misunderstand something or to look for something in the wrong place) goes back to at least the early ish 19th century.

During hunting a dog would chase its prey up a tree. But the game would often escaped by leaping from one tree to another. The dog would stay at the bottom of the trunk and bark at the wrong tree.

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