Back where I'm from—Texas—eating crow isn't an expression. The first time I heard someone say "I ate crow" in the middle of telling an embarrassing story, I just nodded along. Where does that expression come from? Are we supposed to know instinctively that crow doesn't taste good? After all, we eat squab, which in all honestly sounds a little more appetizing than pigeon. Fried chicken livers taste like bloody dirt until you reach a certain age and start to love them. So what's so bad about crow? Maybe it's time to embrace the embarrassing bird.