Duck

Why call ‘Duck!’ to someone when they need to lower their head quickly?  If you watch most ducks, they feed by quickly dipping their heads below the water.  (Some ducks dive completely under). The word duck actually comes from the old english ducan meaning to dive.  So ducks are named after the way they quickly lower their head, and we yell Duck! to someone who we want to quickly lower their head. 

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