Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cat Bird Seat. What is it?

This guest post from Margaret Mills.

I was watching a show on Direc4u the other day and someone mentioned the phrase “cat bird seat.” Have you ever head this phrase before? I guess it is a throw back from something old that I am not privy to knowing what the original meaning is. I think I will look it up on Wikipedia. It will know. Wikipedia knows everything. Ah ha! They do know. Here is what it says: The “Catbird Seat” is an idiomatic phrase used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand or greater advantage… The first time the phrase showed up in literature was in 1942. A short story written by James Thurber was title “The Catbird Seat.” It was about a character Mrs. Barrows who liked to use the phrase. I don’t know about you guys but I am over here sitting in the catbird seat in my apartment, wine in one hand, remote by me. No one to bother me and no one here to try to change the channel. I am in the catbird seat of life right now. What a lovely place.

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