Origins of mule/donkey terminology
I had lots of time to ponder pointless questions yesterday on our drive home from KY. My husband was not very useful in answering most of them (What percentage of bugs die of old age? Where is the delineating line for southern accents? Why are the roads in KY are so much better than the roads in Ohio? Are we there yet?) but did formulate a few interesting questions of his own, amongst them- why are donkeys referred to as Jacks and Jennies, and mules Mollies and Johns? He stumped me good. Any idea?