Friday, March 14, 2014

As Happy As a Clam?

As the day comes to an end and the tide retreats, Thai families gather on the beach of Ao Nang to dig for clams.

This photo made me wonder about the saying "as happy as a clam."

Googling it led to a nice page with the explanation that the original version of the saying was "as happy as a clam at high water," which makes much more sense: when the tide is high, the clams are protected from predators.