Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Fri Sep 28 21:35:12 UTC 2007

Wilson Gray wrote:
> Somehow, even though I'm from regions where the mule was the equine of
> choice, except in the city of Saint Louis, where only horses were
> used, I've always heard this expression as "see a man about a
> _horse_." So far, I've never heard a woman use either version and,
> with luck, I never will. Ugh! :-)

Whereas the version I'm familiar with is "... about a dog".

Jim Parish

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