Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Drunk as a Skunk

My friend, Kristy, spotted this skunk yesterday while we were sitting in her car sharing lunch together. It was too cold to sit outside and I was so happy she swung by my office to get me out of the dungeon and into the sunlight for an hour.
The reason this skunk is so far away is that we were parked up on a ledge and how she saw it from way up there, I'll never know. I don't carry my new hunky camera with me but I do carry a Coolpix in my purse. Not a great picture but a great memory having lunch with my friend, for sure!

So I got to thinking.  I wonder where the saying drunk as a skunk came from.

Googled it:  Check with any moonshiner about pulling drowned skunks out of his corn mash and you'll know exactly what it means.

Can you imagine?  Not the dead, drunk skunk, silly.  Drinking alcohol that's had a nasty (now dead) skunk swimming in it.

Think about that, will ya!

love, susan


  1. That's probably why some moonshine makes people go blind or crazy or something lol

  2. I always wonder about old sayings like this one. Thanks for the information. My wondering are now full circle on this one. ;)


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