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    You read the word "so" as S O...

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  • #2
    ..When you use the word COTHer
    Barn rat for life


    • #3
      When you stress about how to pronounce COTH when you meet COTHer's in real life

      When you (learn to) think about exactly how to write your post to get as many details in as possible (especially when writing about a controversial topic)

      When you know that an entire community will give you advice, laugh with you, mourn with you, and everything in between!
      My CANTER cutie Chip and IHSA shows!


      • #4
        When you wish somebody "jingles" and everyone looks at you strangely.


        • #5
          When you say "aghasted" or "what the fruitbat" several tmes a day, more at work...
          F O.B
          Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
          Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


          • #6
            I've said aghasted and Jingles as well as omgih! Lol love it


            • #7
              When you find yourself explaining the Inverness Problem to a fellow rider.
              Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)


              • #8
                Originally posted by SwampYankee View Post
                When you wish somebody "jingles" and everyone looks at you strangely.
                I do this all the time!


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by MunchingonHay View Post
                  I do this all the time!


                  • #10
                    When you pull together with complete strangers, you only know by their screen names, to save an old horse.


                    • #11
                      Jingles is one I think, but haven't said out loud.

                      Kool-aid and Magikal are terms I do say out loud and usually people don't have a clue what I really mean when I say either word .

                      The stick figures most people think of look nothing like the ones that pop in to mind when I hear the term!


                      • #12
                        .....when you buy popcorn at the grocery store in anticipation of another train wreck.
                        \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


                        • #13
                          When you say "Where's the fruitbat?" without thinking and everyone near you looks at you strangely.
                          Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                            When you say "Where's the fruitbat?" without thinking and everyone near you looks at you strangely.
                            Been there, done that; fortunately, the first person I said that to has actually read the boards here and he and his wife both know about it......other people, well, not so much.
                            Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!

                            Member: Incredible Invisbles


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kimball56 View Post
                              When you pull together with complete strangers, you only know by their screen names, to save an old horse.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Linny View Post
                                When you say "aghasted" or "what the fruitbat" several tmes a day, more at work...
                                And asshat.
                                "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                                The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by kimball56 View Post
                                  When you pull together with complete strangers, you only know by their screen names, to save an old horse.
                                  Even if said horse is on the other side of the ocean

                                  when you read the word BO and think of Barn Owner, even if its not used in a horse context
                                  Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

                                  Originally posted by DottieHQ
                                  You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by SwampYankee View Post
                                    When you wish somebody "jingles" and everyone looks at you strangely.



                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by mojo7777 View Post
                                      When you find yourself explaining the Inverness Problem to a fellow rider.

                                      Someone PLEASE give me the definition of..."the inverness problem"!!!

                                      Though I get the drift of it.... whats the reference...


                                      • #20
                                        I seem to always read NH as Natural Horsemanship...
                                        Let us eat, drink, and be merry. For tomorrow we die.