I got this in the meantime from Lori, which explains everything. Is it a new expression?
Blessings, I think I have found out the answer. It has to do with the limited freedom of a bird whose leg is tied to something with a string yet able to fly short distances. The question the professor asked was, “Analyze how the expression “a bird on a wire” applies to the issue of inclusion of exceptional students in a general classroom setting.” Thank you so much for your help…I hope I didn’t take up too much of your time. Lori
Hey Gaudihaz, and all!!
Just my 2 cents on this subject....Many years ago my gran dad had made mention of a phrase we had heard. a Rolling Stones tune called,"Hang Fire-Bird on a wire". He told about me about the days of launching mortars and tow missiles that where connected to wire! The men used to joke about it and came up with the phrase, "hey it's like the stones say, Hang Fire, bird on a wire baby! lol. I thought it was genius! The men had actually thought that this song was created for them! Now we come to find out that the Rolling Stones version of this phrase means...to do nothing all day. Then they throw into the mix a dual meaning, hang fire bird on a wire. And later on when my cover band covered this particular Stones song we used to reference this to the audience every time!
I also see that EWIE posted a response on my birthday 10 years ago!!!