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    What does this phrase mean?

    Hi,

    What does this phrase mean?


    Grey Dancer out of Lady Grey


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Grey Dancer out of Lady Grey
    Context!

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this phrase mean?


    Grey Dancer out of Lady Grey


    Thanks a lot
    The lack of any context must mean it's obviously a riddle or puzzle.

    My guess is that these are two horses.
    A foal is said to [sired] "by" the stallion "out of" the mare.
    Grey Dancer by Dancing Prince out of Lady Grey means that Grey Dancer's father was Dancing Prince and his mother was Lady Grey.

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    PS: This strange terminology can lead to jokes such as Bad Party: by Midnight out of Alcohol, but I guess equestrian people learn to live with that.
    Last edited by Raymott; 04-Jan-2011 at 12:25.

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Bad Party: by Midnight out of Alcohol

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I guess equestrian people learn to live with that.
    I always thought that was what these strange names were about...

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    by Midnight out of Alcohol
    How to understand this?

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    How to understand this?
    It is a joke of extremely low quality, almost as bad as 'jokes' I perpetrate on occasion.
    It is intended to look like the pedigree of a horse: Grey Dancer by Dancing Prince out of Lady Grey, (meaning that Grey Dancer's father was Dancing Prince and his mother was Lady Grey). Bad Party: by Midnight out of Alcohol.

    The message behind the words is that the speaker went to a bad (=unsuccessful) party; it was bad because they were out of alcohol (=there was none left, they had drunk it all) by (= at or before) midnight.

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Oh, right, 5jj. I get it now.

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