Shank's mare

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jan 17 20:57:46 UTC 2008

Ooh! Ooh!  I've got some!  A horse used by gangsters to carry their shivs: shank mare.

  And a bad dream about an unpleasant varmint: skunkmare.  Or about a reptile: skinkmare.

  A new synonym for scapegoat: spank mare.

  I'll alert the media !


"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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Poster: "Joel S. Berson"
Subject: Re: Shank's mare

At 1/17/2008 11:56 AM, David Donnell wrote:
>Dear all,
>I have coined an original word I would like to submit to the English
>Language Authorities for official recognition, a word invented to
>describe a recent bad dream I had about a tryst with, let's say, a
>woman I would never take home to meet mama:
>If someone would kindly send me the aforementioned Authorities' email
>addresses it would be greatly appreciated.
>(I beg your pardon, everyone!)

Is this a lamia lemma?

(My apologies, too!)


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