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bilby commented on the word hoof and hook
Uhh, I'll try.
May 10, 2008
frindley commented on the word hoof and hook
Think of it more like judging a wedding cake according to its icing, decoration and overall structure; then slicing it in order to judge the quality and taste of the actual fruitcake that's inside all that marzipan and fondant.
This is a bit gross. Imagine perving on Elle MacPherson on the catwalk one day and in the morgue the next, in order to give her an overall score. Slip and slab?
A livestock competition in which the animal, usually a steer, is judged twice: once in the parade ground (on the hoof) and again, as a carcass, after slaughtering (on the hook).