When someone says the word “venting” to describe “ranting“, “freaking out“, “going ballistic” or “letting off steam“; I used to have a mental picture of a metal pipe carrying steam away from a boiler.
after reading about chicken sexers, that image has been replaced with a more graphic and disturbing mental image.
Vent sexing, also known simply as “venting”, involves literally squeezing the feces out of the chick, …
note: being a chicken sexer must be depressing work with a lot pressure involved … or maybe just a little pressure.
I always pictured someone leaning out of a window, yelling at the top of their lungs. Must have been from the knowledge that ventana is Spanish for window.
I was pretty excited too when I later learned that fenestra is Latin for window; that was about the same time I incorporated “defenestration” into my vocabulary.
I guess I find windows (the non-Microsoft variety) more interesting than doors (the non-Jim Morrison variety, although I don’t care much for that kind either).
OMG – Now I’ll never be able to use the word venting again without thinking of chickens….
Glad I had breakfast BEFORE reading this.
That chicken looks like me when I get up in the morning.
Does Mike Rowe know about this career option?
Is that sort of commingling allowed?
I’m off now, with a cluck and a squawk and a fine how-do-you-do.
Thanks for all the comments.
Sorry this one was a bit of a bummer (no pun intended). hee hee!
pannonica: I like the leaning out of windows image. It made me think of the old Chef Boyardee commercial:
“The bells are all ringing
It’s lunchtime already
For you and for me
It’s Chef Boyardee!”
… and some little Italian type kids in short pants kicking a soccer ball in a narrow cobbled street.
Those Italian kids must really love that crap! hee hee!
eBookGuru: I’m glad to have installed that image in your head.
S. Le: sorry, I sat on this one for a few weeks. It’s a bit vivid. sorry about your hair in the morning too! hee hee!
Dennis the Vizsla: I think I saw something about him doing a show on that when I looked up chicken sexing.
pannonica: Is his big brother called Mack Rowe? hee hee!
Mack Rowe? Isn’t that the Engrish name for saba?