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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Oct 6 14:43:22 UTC 2015


Is "goes horseback riding" a "back-beat" also, to "goes riding horseback"?  Ngram Viewer can't find any "go[es] riding horseback", but I can find a few in Google books (perhaps 10, so apparently never common).


Joel
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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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> > "I can ride horseback" isn't clear enough, I guess.
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