necrohippoflagellation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

necro- +‎ hippo- +‎ flagellation

Noun[edit]

necrohippoflagellation (uncountable)

  1. (humorous) The act or practice of beating a dead horse, i.e. persisting beyond a reasonable point.
    • 1997 October 9, Soleil Lapierre, “Re: [RANT] NM:ToD #1”, in rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks, Usenet[1]:
      This is probably necrohippoflagellation, but how can you be sure you're really thinking? :)
    • 1999 October 31, Miriam Ruth Rocke, “Enough already (was Re: For those of us who can't be arsed)”, in uk.media.tv.buffy-v-slayer, Usenet[2]:
      For now, though, and for here, I vote that instead of the current necrohippoflagellation, we, like, move on, put aside any grudges, and start talking about, like, Buffy.
    • 2006 July 25, Siobhan Burke, “Re: New Fan...”, in alt.tv.firefly, Usenet[3]:
      < Not being one for necrohippoflagellation, I've given up on this joker, so one big old snip here, but there was one thing I still wanted to address. >
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:necrohippoflagellation.

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