Monday, December 14, 2009

Something RTO would have missed if I didn't read the paper....

He got a good chuckle out of Dear Abby the other day:

DEAR ABBY: Please settle a disagreement I'm having with my boyfriend. In the song "Jingle Bells," he insists the horse's name is "Bob Tail." However, I'm pretty sure it's a description of the horse, as their tails used to be "bobbed," or cut short.

and then we both had fun trying to remember where bobtail was even mentioned in the song. I couldn't remember the first verse and was thinking it was mentioned in a later one, something like "just get a bobtail nag ten forty for his speed" But then RTO told me that didn't make sense because a nag would be female. okay. looks like this site agrees with him.