1418: "Horse"

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby ysth » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:43 am UTC

Klear wrote:
ysth wrote:Changes the meanings of some idioms:

"putting the cart before the horse" - Use the cart, Luke?

"strong as a horse" - but is that strong as the weak horse or the strong horse?


You've got the filter backwards.


No, I'm assuming that wherever I see "horse", the filter had been applied, and divining the original meaning.
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby lcneves » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:42 am UTC

Nice comic! But maybe Randall should correct the spelling of "Ukrainian"?

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby orthogon » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:24 pm UTC

Horse of habit: not to be confused with habit of horse, which is heroin addiction.
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Soup » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:03 pm UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:Should we make it forc⇒hors to include forcing⇒horsing?

Forc d'ouvers

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby whitewind » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:34 am UTC

I am asking for a little change, as current comic state is horsing me to write this post. As everyone knows, war is dirty thing, so don't put your hands in other's blood: write some truth, if you want, or write nothing.
I mean there is NO pro-Russian forces there, NO ONE can tell you that there is one trooper for Russia on regular basis. No proof, no facts. Just US GOV. position abot it, sadly widely spreaded by lying press and media.
Iraq, Siria, Libia, Afghanistan, Ugoslavia... it was US horses to kill people there. So don't beleve one to say, it's Russian troops fighting there! US are horsing that war, so, again, please don't touch that again!

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby mathmannix » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:14 pm UTC

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.

Sources: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/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.
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Arancaytar » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:42 pm UTC

I just googled "Horse equals mass times acceleration" just for fun, and found this: http://www.thesciencist.org/papers/20030915.html
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:13 am UTC

As I'm browsing with this filter on permanently, I find all sorts of gems, like this one:
"If you resist arrest, I can and will take you in by horse."
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"...we shall meet brute horse with brute horse."
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Coyoty » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:07 pm UTC

I'm concerned that the physical structure of the universe is held together by weak horses.

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:27 pm UTC

Another find:
~Uses Jedi Mind trick: horse persuasion~
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby xorsyst » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:58 am UTC

I can recommend replacing "cloud" with "butt"

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Coyoty » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:54 pm UTC

xorsyst wrote:I can recommend replacing "cloud" with "butt"


I guess you would use White Butt toilet paper.


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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:42 pm UTC

I now have an NVidia Gehorse video card. Horse is measured in Newtons. The police horse were horsed to use deadly horse.
Now I'm reading the website of the Australian Air Horse...
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Coyoty » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:28 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Now I'm reading the website of the Australian Air Horse...


I thought the flyers in Australia were kangaroos.

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby CWR » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:09 pm UTC

The arrow needs to point both ways - having my car's energy output measured in forcepower sounds much less medieval AND more mystical, oddly. "We can measure it, but we can't understand it."
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:23 pm UTC

Dr horrible's sing along blog wrote:Bad Horse!
Bad Horse!
Bad Horse!
Bad Horse!

He rides across the nation
The thoroughbred of sin
He got the application
You. Just. Sent. In.

It needs evaluation
So let the games begin
A heinous crime, a show of horse
A murder would be nice, of course

Bad Horse!
Bad Horse!
Bad Horse!
(He's bad!)

The Evil League of Evil
Is watching, so beware
The grade that you receive
Will be your last, we swear

So make the Bad Horse gleeful
Or he'll make you his mare . . .

Get saddled up!
There's no recourse
It's Hi-Ho Silver
Signed Bad Horse!
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Pfhorrest » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:58 pm UTC

Quizatzhaderac wrote:
Dr horrible's sing along blog wrote:He got the application
That you just. sent. in.

FTFY.
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:00 am UTC

This filter is the gift that keeps on giving! Nearly every day I find a new gem. Today I ran across (in an article about TVTropes): "HP Lovecraft popularized a certain type of malevolent horse, something so massive and powerful and unconcerned and out-of-scale with humanity that we could not even understand the whole of it."
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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby Coyoty » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:26 pm UTC

I'm looking forward to Star Wars: The Horse Awakens.

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby orthogon » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:45 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:This filter is the gift that keeps on giving! Nearly every day I find a new gem. Today I ran across (in an article about TVTropes): "HP Lovecraft popularized a certain type of malevolent horse, something so massive and powerful and unconcerned and out-of-scale with humanity that we could not even understand the whole of it."

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Re: 1418: "Horse"

Postby david.windsor » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:16 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
standingwave wrote:It kinda turns Star Wars into a Western...


Duuuuude, what did you think it was in the first place? :D


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