johnfrye3 wrote: mathmannix wrote:
(Yes, there are several
verb meanings of "horse", but most are obscure to me, with the exception of "horse around". The best I can do to parse that amended headline is "A wildfire supplied the evacuation with horses.")
#5, "(of a male horse) To copulate with (a mare)" seems the most odd to me, and rather sexist too. Stallions can horse mares, but mares cannot horse stallions? What if they went to a horse sex shop to get the necessary appendage?
Also, it would be rather interesting to extend this type of use to other examples. "Man, did you see that ram sheeping the ewe?" "Brad sure humanned Jill last night!" Or is this a nonstandard use of animal names already finding acceptance in some circles?
(It appears that) in horse breeding, the term "horse" can refer more specifically to a stallion - a non-gelded, sexually active male horse.
, and the thoroughbred horse genealogy website (!) pedigreequery.com
, which genders horses as H (horse = male), M (mare = female), or G (gelding = a castrated male).
So really, it would be more like, "Man, did you see Old Woolly ramming the ewe?" or "Brad sure manned Jill last night!", both of which seem plausible, if rather crass.
I hear velociraptor tastes like chicken.