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#102574 - 05/04/03 04:13 AM Mediaeval hogwashing
Bingley Offline
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From Ellis Peters's The Rose Rent page 91 (the sheriff, Hugh Beringar, is speaking):

'He's off back to the hills before night. It seems he has some hoggets up there with a rot of the feet, he and his man came back only to get a supply of the wash to treat them.'

Apparently a hogget is a yearling sheep, and hog can mean a young sheep before its first shearing.


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#102575 - 05/04/03 06:16 AM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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I think there's another term, too, for this 'hogget'...but I can't recall it right now.


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#102576 - 05/04/03 06:25 AM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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and also the name of the sheep farmer in "Babe". excepting with two T's... Bah-ram-ewe...
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0112431

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#102577 - 05/04/03 10:04 AM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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psstt.....eta, wasn't that the password? I love Babe. Yes.


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#102578 - 05/04/03 11:41 AM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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Apparently a hogget is a yearling sheep, and hog can mean a young sheep before its first shearing.

I jus' knowed them Kiwis wuz involved in the inception of all this hogwashery somehow!



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#102579 - 05/04/03 11:54 AM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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psstt.....eta, wasn't that the password?

yeah, but notice I didn't give the whole thing...

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#102580 - 05/04/03 12:01 PM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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notice I didn't give the whole thing..

Right you are, eta! very conpiratorial, right back at you!


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#102581 - 05/04/03 04:23 PM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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Hate to tell you this, Juan, but Babe was pure Australian, through and through. Try Chicken Run, too.

A lamb is a lamb until its first birthday (which 60% of lambs in Zild don't get to celebrate - awwwwwwww!), it's a hogget for its second year (and is at its best eating then, but the consumers of the world are impatient beggars), is also called a two-tooth during that period too, is a four-tooth, six-tooth and eight-tooth roughly annually up to about four years old and is then mutton ....


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#102582 - 05/04/03 10:09 PM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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Hate to tell you this, Juan, but Babe was pure Australian, through and through. Try Chicken Run, too.

Ackshually®, Cap, I was alluding to the sheep.



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#102583 - 05/05/03 06:52 AM Re: Mediaeval hogwashing
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Jaun, don'tcha just love it when a Kiwi displays an intimate knowledge of young sheep, and then claims you don't know what you're talking about?!

love ya, Cap!

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