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    Default shanks's pony

    what is the dreivation?

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: shanks's pony

    To shank it means to walk, to use your legs (shank bones) for travelling. This developed into "shank's mare" which was sort of a joke about a poor man's horse (mare) being his own two legs (shanks). "Shank's pony" is some sort of play on that expression (maybe a short man walking).

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