Talk:shanks' pony

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who exactly regards them as 'Briticisms'? —This unsigned comment was added by 77.224.147.140 (talkcontribs) 09:14, 25 June 2008.

Note on Shank's Pony: Both Shank's mare and Shank's pony are equally common. A "shank" is simply a leg, from Middle English through Old English, despite periodic attempts to create a false etymology through a mythical horse belonging to a man named Shank. Edward I of England was nicknamed Longshanks because of his height. Lee-Anne 11:00, 5 May 2009 (UTC)