[Ads-l] Heard: "I can horseback-ride."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 6 14:27:51 UTC 2015


Normal by today's standards.

JL

On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 10:12 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Since one "goes horseback riding", it seems a normal extension, if you have
> never heard the proper expression..
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> DanG
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> On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 12:56 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > "I can ride horseback" isn't clear enough, I guess.
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