"Look a (gift) horse in the mouth"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 13 03:07:00 UTC 2013

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So it means nada that horses were sacred to Poseidon, who built Troy, and
> that Hector was famed as a bronco-buster?

W was just horsing around, not suggesting that a full reanalysis of
the underpinnings of Homer is called for.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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