Confused Expressions #3: Feed Two Birds with One Worm

I have no issue with people who prefer the expression “feed two birds with one worm” to “kill two birds with one stone”; I use either one, with a slight preference towards the latter. My issue is with people who think that the former is the politically correct, non-violent version. Killing two birds with one stone isn’t more violent than feeding two birds with one worm—just ask the worm.

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Karl El-Koura was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and currently lives with his beautiful editor-wife in Canada’s capital city. More than sixty of his short stories and articles have been published in magazines since 1998, and in 2012 he independently published his debut novel Father John VS the Zombies.

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