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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
"Ride them Hard and Put Them Up Wet"
A rural idiom that means someone is tired or worked hard. The phrase is taken from the need to cool down a horse after strenuous exercise. Only a mistreated horse is stabled while it is still sweating.Which is certainly what I thought, and meant, on the times I myself have slipped into "rural idiom talk." (Easy to do for someone from Sulphur Springs.)
Thinking to confirm the meaning and have a witty link for this post, I was amazed when the first entry in my Google search was from Amazon for its 233,168th best selling book: Rode Hard, Put Away Wet: Lesbian Cowboy Erotica.
Lesbian Cowboy Erotica? What a world!
But I agree with the school board member quoted in the article -- it still sounds like nuts!