For J Hackles Rise

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Khalyal, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Khalyal

    Khalyal New Member

    when you get irritated. I don't know what hackles are. lol! It's an old expression - like, "Man, when you pick your nose in the car, it really makes my hackles rise".

  2. sisland

    sisland New Member

    Iv'e heard this exspression before!,,,,I think it has something to do with Anger!,,,,,,Lolol! or someone getting on your last Nerve!,,,,,anyway yep,,,the nose picking in the car is GROSS!,,,,,,lolol!
  3. Khalyal

    Khalyal New Member

    People do the strangest things in their cars. Like we can't SEE that??? lol

  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    LOL, interesting it was used to name clothing at one time...

    hack┬Ěle 1 (hkl)
    1. Any of the long, slender, often glossy feathers on the neck of a bird, especially a male domestic fowl.
    2. hackles The erectile hairs along the back of the neck of an animal, especially of a dog.

    "get (one's) hackles up": To be extremely insulted or irritated.

    Synonyms, Related Words Antonyms
    Noun 1. hackles - a feeling of anger and animosity; "having one's hackles or dander up"

    anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

    [Middle English hakell, cloak, skin, plumage, possibly from Old English hacele, cloak, mantle.]
  5. Khalyal

    Khalyal New Member

    you have no idea where my mind went with this one. I need to go get some sleep! lol!

  6. jmcdelaney

    jmcdelaney New Member

    that sounds about right...

    stay at home mom (domestic) that hates to bathe (fowl)