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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-03 22:06:36

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"horse and buddy" for "horse and buggy"

“Horse and buddy” is a fairly common phrase on the Web—a surprisingly large number of people who hang out with horses seem to be named Buddy—but I think there are only a few dozen instances of the reshaping. These writers seem to think of the buggy as the horse’s companion in a horse and buggy pair. Examples:

To top it off, there will be horse and buddy rides during this event.

The privacy afforded inside these covered bridges reminded me that they were called ‘kissing bridges’ in horse and buddy days.

Back in the horse and buddy days, some Standard breds, Hackneys and a few specimens of the American Saddle Breed were a small part of the horse equipment kept for teaching use and for transportation. … earer.html

A horse and buddy took the couple to dinner at Tavern on the Green, where their original baker, Sam Godfrey, sent a replica of their wedding cake.

He drove a horse and buddy with Tia to St. Alphonsus Church on Kearney Blvd. in Fresno.



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