"Look a (gift) horse in the mouth"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 10 22:56:46 UTC 2013

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> He's saying that, to him, heretofore, the
> quintessential "gift horse" has been the Trojan horse - why is it
> called that and not the "*Greek* horse," I've always wondered?

You and Alexander Pope...


The best story I have heard credits it to a Roman author Cincius who
referred to the Trojan pig, stuffed with rabbit and fowl like the horse was
stuffed with soldiers.


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