FB showed me this from 7 years ago. I still found it hilarious. And I am going to throw down the gauntlet: Come up with more of these!
It is a little known fact that before the foul censorship drive of 1971 all the great works of Western literature were acknowledged to be about chickens.
Nowadays a great effort is being made to restore our heritage and we can finally read the great lines in the original.”Christmas won’t be Christmas without any chickens,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug — Little Women “
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a chicken” — Pride and Prejudice, hattip RES.
“Dorothy lived in the midst of the Great Kansas prairies, with uncle Henry who was a chicken farmer, and Aunt Em who was the chicken farmer’s wife.” The Wizard of Oz.
“It was a pleasure to burn chickens” – Ray Bradbury.”
There was no possibility of taking a chicken that day.” Jane Eyre.
“It was a bright day in April and the clocks were striking chicken” – 1984
“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chickens” The social contract (it made much more sense that way.)
“Two coops both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our chickens” — Romeo and Chicken.
“It was the best of chicken it was the worst of chicken.” A tale of two chickens.
“Sing, O Chicken, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaean chickens” – The Iliad
(What? Well, this was the dinner conversation chez casa Hoyt, and I thought you needed to share the… ah… joy.)