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Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Language

Home on the Range

For most Americans who aren't range riders, all things equestrian seen hopelessly arcane, or, in our putatively 'class-less' society, rilly elitist. Even these clueless types often still know something about the horses, even it's from Trigger to the Budweiser Clydedales. Moreover, even unbeknownst to them, they rely on equine terminology in day-to-day conversation.

Consider:

C
Carriage trade
Charley Horse
Clotheshorse

D
Dark horse (candidate)
Don't change horses in mid-stream

G
Getting on one's high horse

H
Hang up your saddle
Hold your horses
Horse around
Horse face
Horse feathers
Horse laugh
Horse of a different colour
Horse power
Horse race (politics)
Horse sense

L
Leg up
Long in the tooth

N
Nag (old)

P
Put out to pasture

R
Rein (your appetite)
Riding (Canadian political district)

In other words, even if you don't know one end of a horse, from another, don't look a gift horse in its face.
---RDC

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