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Jan 10, 2008
This week's theme
Whose what? (animal edition)

This week's words
mare's nest
dog's letter
sheep's eyes
donkey's years
cat's paw
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donkey's years

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donkey's years (DONG-keez yeerz) noun

A very long time.

[Probably from the punning reference to a donkey's long ears.]

Here's a BBC story about a 60-year-old donkey Lively Laddie who died a couple of years ago.

"Roshni: Do you believe in the institution of marriage?
Aman: Of course. I strongly believe in the same. I come from a background where everyone's been married for donkey's years."
Roshni K. Olivera; Aman Verma Naughty But Nice; The Times of India (New Delhi); Jul 25, 2007;

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