Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Chick Lit" Hits A New Low And Ends Up In The Hen House

I've never been a fan if "chick lit" or even the termonology "chick lit" a reference to light novels that are supposed to appeal to women.
A British egg producer claims that if hens listen
to somebody read bad novels, they'll produce more.  

It implies women only want a second tier of books, not as good as the Serious Literature only men can handle. At least that's the impression I get.

According to CBS News, Chick Lit has hit a new low since it is now read to the chickens at a hen house in England.

That's right. Real live chickens listen to chick lit as they lay their eggs. It's all supposed to make the chickens happier and lay bigger, tastier eggs.

There's no proof any of this works, of course. But they sell it as such, so they can sell the egg from hens that listen to Chick Lit at higher prices.

"There's research based around that which says that birds which interacts with humans, the sound of the human voice, actually are much calmer and because of that produce much better," said Paul McClusky of Happy Egg Company.

Judging by the confusing grammar McClusky uses, it seems Chick Lit also makes people less proficient at the English language, but what do I know?

I don't  know. The whole story sounds like so much chicken feed to me.

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